sev·​enth | \ ˈse-vən(t)th How to pronounce seventh (audio) , ˈse-bᵊm(t)th \
plural sevenths\ ˈse-​vən(t)s How to pronounce seventh (audio) , -​vən(t)ths ; ˈse-​bᵊm(t)s , -​bᵊm(t)ths \

Definition of seventh

1 : one that is number seven in a series — see Table of Numbers
2a : a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees
b : a tone at this interval specifically : leading tone
c : the harmonic combination of two tones a seventh apart

Other Words from seventh

seventh adjective or adverb

Examples of seventh in a Sentence

Only about a seventh of the town voted for her.
Recent Examples on the Web Nick Duvall pitched the final two innings in relief, working a 1-2-3 seventh, capping off the Gladiators’ victory. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2022 Including a wicked outside fastball to get Harrison Bader swinging for a strikeout, Gott worked a 1-2-3 seventh. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2022 Whitlock navigated his way through the top of the Yankees order, too, working a 1-2-3 seventh, inducing a Donaldson lineout, an Aaron Judge ground out, and an Anthony Rizzo pop out. Globe Staff,, 8 Apr. 2022 In Division IV, Wyoming is No.1 with McNicholas fifth and Clinton-Massie seventh. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 5 Oct. 2021 Jordan Romano worked a 1-2-3 seventh for his second save, finishing a two-hitter in the seven-inning game under pandemic rules. Larry Fleisher, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 The current seven-day average of about 430 COVID-19 deaths a day is less than one-seventh of the 3,300 daily fatalities during the ghastly January peak. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 15 June 2021 Sean Doolittle had a 1-2-3 seventh, Tanner Rainey replicated it in the eighth and Daniel Hudson earned his ninth save. Bob Bancroft,, 9 Sep. 2020 But he was left stranded when Brantley lined out to end the inning, and Allard ended his outing by pitching a 1-2-3 seventh. Kristie Rieken, Star Tribune, 2 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of seventh

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

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sev·​enth | \ ˈse-vənth How to pronounce seventh (audio) \

Kids Definition of seventh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: coming right after sixth



Kids Definition of seventh (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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