sev·​enth ˈse-vən(t)th How to pronounce seventh (audio)
plural sevenths ˈse-vən(t)s How to pronounce seventh (audio)
: one that is number seven in a series
I'll be leaving on the seventh.
The batter hit a home run in the seventh.
see Table of Numbers
: one of seven equal parts of something
… West Virginia, which produces a seventh of the country's coal …David M. Shribman
: a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees
: a tone at this interval
specifically : leading tone
: the harmonic combination of two tones a seventh apart
seventh adjective or adverb
the writer's seventh book
She finished seventh in the race.

Examples of seventh in a Sentence

Only about a seventh of the town voted for her.
Recent Examples on the Web The defeat made Sacramento slip to seventh before jumping two spots with their blowout win over the Nuggets Friday. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 Just a year ago, the Broncos were 15-17 and finished in a tie for seventh in the WCC. Jeff Faraudo, The Mercury News, 3 Jan. 2024 The victory was the 77th of Johnson’s career, moving him into sole possession of seventh on NASCAR’s all-time list ahead of Dale Earnhardt. David Scott, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 The seventh of the seven games served as a sadly apt bookend to the Houston loss. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2024 The senior placed seventh at counties (16:30.80) and sixth at regionals (16:43.45). Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 17 Jan. 2024 The attack on the seventh of October by Hamas on Israel was horrific, brutal, violent, inexcusable. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Nov. 2023 Still trailing Butler remained fourth in fan voting among Eastern Conference frontcourt players in voting for All-Star Game starters in Thursday’s latest release of those numbers, with Adebayo dropping to seventh in that vote. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 The seventh was too grainy to tell. advertisement Related: Their baby died during his nap. Eric Boodman, STAT, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seventh was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Seventh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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sev·​enth ˈsev-ən(t)th How to pronounce seventh (audio)
: one that is number seven in a series see number
: the difference in pitch between the first tone and the seventh tone of a scale
seventh adjective or adverb

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