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

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Other Words from ninth

ninth adjective or adverb

Examples of ninth in a Sentence

She owned one ninth of the company.
Recent Examples on the Web Mexican and Canadian auto unions have said in a report that Mexican autoworkers earn about $3.95 an hour, which is about one-ninth of average wages north of the border. Washington Post, "Issues remain as 3rd round of NAFTA talks wraps in Ottawa," 27 Sep. 2017 Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his 20th save., "Bogaerts Hits 2 Homers To Lead Red Sox Over Astros," 19 June 2017 Bryan Shaw breezed through the eighth and Cody Allen recorded an uneventful ninth. Zack Meisel,, "Pitch, hit and run: Cleveland Indians find winning formula in 4-2 victory against Chicago White Sox," 11 June 2017 Britton pitched a scoreless ninth in the host Keys’ 3-0 loss to the Lynchburg Hillcats but needed 19 pitches to get through the inning after allowing a double to right-center by No. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles' Zach Britton ends rehab assignment with scoreless 9th, is likely to be activated Wednesday," 3 July 2017 Dayan Diaz (1-1) allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth for the win, and Ken Giles pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save. Combined Wire Services,, "Yankees' Betances, Chapman Throw Game Away," 2 July 2017 Ruben Garcia threw two scoreless innings and Joe Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Aberdeen beats Brooklyn, 9-3, for second straight win," 29 June 2017 Cabrera’s was his ninth of the season, to rightfield. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Verlander perseveres after bad beginning as Tigers beat Royals, 5-3," 28 June 2017 The Dodgers blew the game open in the eighth, and Jansen, despite issuing his first walk of the season, threw a scoreless ninth for his 17th save, ending a 4-hour 19-minute game that did not start well for the Dodgers. Mike Digiovanna,, "Dodgers rally from five runs down, scoring five times on wild pitches, to rout the Rockies," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of ninth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ninth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ninth

: the number nine in a series
: one of nine equal parts of something


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Kids Definition of ninth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: coming right after eighth



Kids Definition of ninth (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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