seventh

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sev·enth

noun \ˈse-vən(t)th, ˈse-bəm(t)th\

: number seven in a series

: one of seven equal parts of something

plural sevenths \ˈse-vən(t)s, -vən(t)ths; ˈse-bəm(t)s, -bəm(t)ths\

Full Definition of SEVENTH

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a :  a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees
b :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  leading tone
c :  the harmonic combination of two tones a seventh apart
seventh adjective or adverb

Examples of SEVENTH

  1. Only about a seventh of the town voted for her.

First Known Use of SEVENTH

12th century

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