fourth noun \ˈfȯrth\
: number four in a series
: one of four equal parts of something
: the fourth forward gear or speed of a car, truck, etc.
plural fourths \ˈfȯr(th)s\
a : a musical interval embracing four tones of the diatonic scale
b : a tone at this interval; specifically : subdominant 1
c : the harmonic combination of two tones a fourth apart
: the fourth forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle
— fourth adjective or adverb
— fourth·ly adverb
Examples of FOURTH
- cut the cake into fourths
- She drank a fourth of the bottle.
First Known Use of FOURTH
before 12th century
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