ninth chord

noun

: a seventh chord with the ninth added : a chord that has an interval (see interval sense 2c) of a ninth from its lowest to highest note when in root position

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ninth chord was in 1889

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“Ninth chord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninth%20chord. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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