eleventh chord


Definition of eleventh chord

: a ninth chord with the eleventh added : a chord that has an interval (see interval sense 2c)of an eleventh from its lowest to highest note when in root position The high F makes the harmony on C into an eleventh chord.

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First Known Use of eleventh chord

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Eleventh chord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eleventh%20chord. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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