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sixth

noun \ˈsiks(t)th, ˈsiks(t)\

: the number six in a series

: one of six equal parts of something

plural sixths \ˈsiks(ts), ˈsiks(t)ths\

Full Definition of SIXTH

1
— see number table
2
a :  a musical interval embracing six diatonic degrees
b :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  submediant
c :  the harmonic combination of two tones a sixth apart
sixth adjective or adverb
sixth·ly \ˈsiksth-lē, ˈsikst-\ adverb
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Examples of SIXTH

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

First Known Use of SIXTH

12th century
SIXTHLY Defined for Kids

1sixth

adjective \ˈsiksth\

Definition of SIXTH for Kids

:  coming right after fifth

2sixth

noun

Definition of SIXTH for Kids

1
:  number six in a series
2
:  one of six equal parts

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