- next after the fifty-fifth; being the ordinal number for 56.
- being one of 56 equal parts.
- a fifty-sixth part, especially of one (1/56).
- the fifty-sixth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for 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.The Influence of the Stars
He was in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and the thirty-eighth of his reign.A Child's History of England
Charles was, at this time, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.
William H. Prescott
Gaspard de Coligny was in his fifty-sixth year at the time of his death.History of the Rise of the Huguenots