Eighties - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪt̬iz|  American pronunciation of the word eighties
Brit.  |ˈeɪtiz|  British pronunciation of the word eighties

noun

- the decade from 1880 to 1889 (syn: 1880s)
- the decade from 1980 to 1989 (syn: 1980s)
- the time of life between 80 and 90 (syn: mid-eighties)

Examples

The temperature rose to the high eighties.

She is in her mid-eighties.

Temperatures were in the low eighties.

a senile man in his eighties

The queen entered in her eighties.

The band was incredibly successful in the eighties.

Their troubles began in the mid eighties.

Hilda Simpson was a woman in her early eighties.

The temperature is expected to remain in the low eighties.

The average home loan is now almost triple what it was at the beginning of the Eighties.

A lot of people lost their shirts (=lost a lot of money) on Ferraris in the Eighties.

The new cancer treatment was pioneered in the early eighties by Dr Sylvia Bannerjee.

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