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a cardinal number, ten times eight.

a symbol for this number, as 80 or LXXX.

a set of this many persons or things.

eighties,the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 80 through 89, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or degrees of temperature.


amounting to 80 in number.



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Origin of eighty

before 850; Middle English eighteti,Old English eahtatig.See eight, -ty1

Words nearby eighty

eights, eightsome reel, eight-spot, eight-track tape, eightvo, eighty, eighty-eight, eighty-eighth, eighty-fifth, eighty-first, eighty-five

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How to use eighty in a sentence

  • The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.

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  • For the first year and a half of operation, they bottled only eighty cases per day, manually.

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  • “I will feel some justice has been done,” said White, now eighty-eight.

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  • Eighty-four people were arrested and more than 30 people were treated for injuries, with scores more hurt but not treated.

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  • Eighty percent of these abortion clinics in Texas are going to be basically out of business because of this new law.

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  • It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.

    Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift

  • So, small as his force was, only one hundred and eighty, he determined to move out and attack Porter without delay.

    The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn

  • On the evening of September 17th he sent away his advance guard of two thousand men in eighty small boats.

    Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • They led me to the largest wigwam of all; it contained fully eighty people.

    The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. II: Acadia, 1612-1614|Various

  • The ship has anchored in the province of Ylocos, eighty leguas from here, as the weather does not permit it to come to this port.

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British Dictionary definitions for eighty


the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eightSee also number (def. 1)

a numeral, 80, LXXX, etc, representing this number

(plural)the numbers 80–89, esp a person's age or the year of a particular century

the amount or quantity that is eight times as big as ten

something represented by, representing, or consisting of 80 units


  1. amounting to eightyeighty pages of nonsense
  2. (as pronoun)eighty are expected

Word Origin for eighty

Old English eahtatig; related to Old Frisian achtig, Old High German ahtozug

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pronunciacion - eighty, twenty

*Uf, this message became too long. Sorry. I can't explain it in fewer words.

You are all right, but you're didn't mention 'speed'. The big difference between t/d/r for Spanish speakers, is the lenghth of that consonant. In English, it's much shorter than in any variety of Spanish. That's why it's called a 'tap' in English. Same with 'r'. For many Eng. speakers, t/d/r are almost the same, but the tongue taps in slightly different parts of the alveolar ridge, or even palate. Non-native speakers can't see where the tongue goes when we speak with someone else. (It would be nice to force Eng. speakers to have transparent cheeks, but they seem to refuse to act on this simple idea:rolleyes:) And then there are vowels, which I'm trying to forget right now (ex: Mary/merry/marry, etc.)

The two big theories ' articulary and auditory ', always fight about this issue. Do we try to imitate the position of the organs of the native speaker of Eng. talking to us, or we try to make it 'sound' the same? (possibly using our tongue, ridge, lips, uvula, palate in different places? I mean, in (yes!) a spectrogram, you can get the exact same result from different positions of our speech organs).

In some teaching systems, they sit you in front of a spectrograph, you listen to the word and see the graphic, and then you have to repeat it over and over, till you get the same little drawing. It can be accomplished with different "gestures" (ok, 'gestures' are what I said before: the spacial positions of the articulatory organs). So the 'articulatory theory' seems to be DOA.

Other systems want you to get close, but no cigar. Some Sp.students are simply taught to say 'chime' when they want to say 'time'. The Eng. [t] in stressed syllable is aspirated (a big puff of air comes out from the mouth). We can't do aspiration, so a 'ch' may be closer than our simple [t] . The idea is that a native Eng. speaker will hear ' what chime is it?' and understand that that's our trial to produce the aspirated 't', easier than when we pronounce a plain 't'. (yes, it sounds really funny).

If that wouldn't be enough, Spanish is a weird language (in some books, it says 'in our world, Spanish t/d shouldn't exist'). Our t/d are too similar, compared to any other languages in the world. The 'distance' should be larger, but it isn't. It's almost impossible to learn, without total immersion (for my taste, the only way to really learn a language, in spite of classes, or teaching theories. And not even this...).

And then you get to a big knot. Whoever misspronounces a sound, that mistake comes from perception or production? I worked on this a lot (many years, really), without a firm answer. Many people will say 'oh, of course, it's 'xx' - without any real experiment that can prove it. Trust me, it's not easy.
All the experiments I did/read/studied/follow are not conclusive. (many, many, abour r/l in Chinese). I still can't swear if we really hear something but can't reproduce it, or we simply cannot hear it, and therefore it slides by.

I believe after over 30 years in the States, I should be able to listen to what is said, but can't reproduce (I still have a crappy accent). Still, this doesn't mean I really know if my problem is perception, or production. I must humbly accept the fact that I can't prove it, one way or another.

Please, tell me what you did or didn't understand from this long message, and we'll try to make it better.


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