French sixth

noun

Definition of French sixth

: an augmented sixth chord including a major third and an augmented fourth above the lowest note (such as A-flat–C–D–F-sharp) — compare german sixth , italian sixth — see sixth chord

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First Known Use of French sixth

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“French sixth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20sixth. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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