Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sixth

play
noun \ˈsiks(t)th, ˈsiks(t)\

Simple Definition of sixth

  • : the number six in a series

  • : one of six equal parts of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sixth

plural

sixths

play \ˈsiks(ts), ˈsiks(t)ths\
  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2a :  a musical interval embracing six diatonic degreesb :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  submediantc :  the harmonic combination of two tones a sixth apart

sixth

adjective or adverb

sixthly

play \ˈsiksth-lē, ˈsikst-\ adverb

Examples of sixth in a sentence

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



12th Century

First Known Use of sixth

12th century



SIXTH Defined for Kids

1

sixth

play
adjective \ˈsiksth\

Definition of sixth for Students

  1. :  coming right after fifth




2

sixth

play
noun

Definition of sixth for Students

  1. 1 :  number six in a series

  2. 2 :  one of six equal parts




Learn More about sixth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sixth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommodate acommadate accomodate accommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ