[ siks-teenth ]
/ ˈsɪksˈtinθ /


next after the fifteenth; being the ordinal number for 16.
being one of 16 equal parts.


a sixteenth part, especially of one (1/16).
the sixteenth member of a series.

Origin of sixteenth

before 900; Middle English sixtenthe (see sixteen, -th2); replacing Middle English sixtenthe, sixtethe, Old English sixtēotha (see tithe) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sixteenth

/ (ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ) /


(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the fifteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of sixteen: often written 16th
  2. (as noun)the sixteenth of the month


  1. one of 16 equal or nearly equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a sixteenth part
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 16 (1/16)
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