ninth

noun \ ˈnīn(t)th \

Definition of ninth

plural ninths play \ˈnīn(t)s, ˈnīn(t)ths\
1 :one that is number nine in a series — see Table of Numbers
2 a :a musical interval embracing an octave and a second
b :the tone at this interval
c :a chord containing a ninth

ninth

adjective or adverb

Examples of ninth in a Sentence

  1. She owned one ninth of the company.

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First Known Use of ninth

13th century


NINTH Defined for English Language Learners

ninth

noun

Definition of ninth for English Language Learners

  • : the number nine in a series

  • : one of nine equal parts of something


NINTH Defined for Kids

1

ninth

adjective \ ˈnīnth \

Definition of ninth for Students

:coming right after eighth

2

ninth

noun

Definition of ninth for Students

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

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