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sixth

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noun \ˈsiks(t)th, ˈsiks(t)\

Simple Definition of sixth

  • : the number six in a series

  • : one of six equal parts of something

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
sixth·ly play \ˈsiksth-lē, ˈsikst-\ adverb

Examples of sixth

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



12th Century

First Known Use of sixth

12th century




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