twenty-first


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twenty-first

n
(in Britain) a person's 21st birthday and the celebrations for this occasion
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Adj.1.twenty-first - coming next after the twentieth in positiontwenty-first - coming next after the twentieth in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
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twenty-first

[ˈtwentɪfɜːst] N (= birthday) → veintiún cumpleaños m inv; (= party) → fiesta f del veintiún cumpleaños
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twenty-first

[ˌtwɛntɪˈfɜːst] n (Brit) (fam) (birthday) → il ventunesimo compleanno; (birthday party) I'm having my twenty-first on Saturdaysabato faccio una festa per il mio ventunesimo compleanno
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