noun, often capitalized \ˈsekst\

Definition of SEXT

:  the fourth of the canonical hours

Origin of SEXT

Middle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin, sixth hour of the day, from feminine of sextus sixth, from sex six
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SEXT


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