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  1. next after the fifty-fifth; being the ordinal number for 56.
  2. being one of 56 equal parts.
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  1. a fifty-sixth part, especially of one (1/56).
  2. the fifty-sixth member of a series.
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Historical Examples of fifty-sixth

  • Beethoven died 26th March, 1827, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

    Sketch of Handel and Beethoven

    Thomas Hanly Ball

  • She will die suddenly by an accident in her fifty-sixth year.

  • He was in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and the thirty-eighth of his reign.

  • Charles was, at this time, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

  • Gaspard de Coligny was in his fifty-sixth year at the time of his death.