ninth

noun
\ ˈnīn(t)th How to pronounce ninth (audio) \
plural ninths\ ˈnīn(t)s How to pronounce ninth (audio) , ˈnīn(t)ths \

Definition of ninth

1 : one that is number nine in a series — see Table of Numbers
2a : a musical interval embracing an octave and a second
b : the tone at this interval
c : a chord containing a ninth

Other Words from ninth

ninth adjective or adverb

Examples of ninth in a Sentence

She owned one ninth of the company.
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First Known Use of ninth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ninth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninth. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for ninth

ninth

adjective
\ ˈnīnth How to pronounce ninth (audio) \

Kids Definition of ninth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: coming right after eighth

ninth

noun

Kids Definition of ninth (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : number nine in a series
2 : one of nine equal parts

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