seventh

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noun sev·enth \ ˈse-vən(t)th , ˈse-bᵊm(t)th \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of seventh

plural sevenths play \ˈse-vən(t)s, -vən(t)ths; ˈse-bᵊm(t)s, -bᵊm(t)ths\
1 :one that is number seven in a series — see Table of Numbers
2 a :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

seventh

adjective or adverb

Examples of seventh in a Sentence

  1. Only about a seventh of the town voted for her.

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First Known Use of seventh

12th century



SEVENTH Defined for English Language Learners

seventh

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Definition of seventh for English Language Learners

  • : number seven in a series

  • : one of seven equal parts of something


SEVENTH Defined for Kids

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seventh

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adjective sev·enth \ ˈse-vənth \

Definition of seventh for Students

:coming right after sixth

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seventh

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Definition of seventh for Students

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

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