Italian sixth

noun

: a three-note augmented sixth chord including a major third above the lowest note (such as A-flat–C–F-sharp) compare french sixth , german sixth see sixth chord

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Italian sixth was in 1813

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“Italian sixth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Italian%20sixth. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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