Italian sixth


Definition of Italian sixth

: 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

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First Known Use of Italian sixth

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Italian sixth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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