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"
Translations

twenty-first

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

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
References in classic literature ?
Miss Fairlie's twenty-first birthday was late in March.
Passepartout was ignorant that, if the face of his watch had been divided into twenty-four hours, like the Italian clocks, he would have no reason for exultation; for the hands of his watch would then, instead of as now indicating nine o'clock in the morning, indicate nine o'clock in the evening, that is, the twenty-first hour after midnight precisely the difference between London time and that of the one hundred and eightieth meridian.
At three o'clock on the morning of the twenty-first of June, we were awakened and notified that the Azores islands were in sight.