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

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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 Sean Doolittle had a 1-2-3 seventh, Tanner Rainey replicated it in the eighth and Daniel Hudson earned his ninth save. Bob Bancroft,, "Host Nationals defeat Rays 5-3 to finish 2-game sweep," 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, "Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for 2-1 win over Texas," 2 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, Houston Chronicle, "Michael Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for win over Texas," 2 Sep. 2020 The latest to do so are none other than the actors behind Luna Lovegood and three-sevenths of the Weasley offspring. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, ""Harry Potter" Stars Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, and James and Oliver Phelps Reunited," 5 Nov. 2019 Included were two third-placers, two fourths, a fifth, two sixths, four sevenths and two eighths. James Weber,, "Conner, Walton-Verona make history at KHSAA state wrestling meet," 17 Feb. 2018 Lorenzo Cain followed with a line-drive solo blast to left, his seventh of the season and fifth in 11 games. Rustin Dodd,, "After Moustakas’ splash hit, Royals roll their winning streak to four games," 14 June 2017 Salas stranded both runners, and Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless seventh as Reed warmed up. Seth Berkman, New York Times, "Addison Reed Enters Early, and the Mets Leave With a Victory," 3 June 2017 Junior left fielder and backup catcher Olivia Glass, batting seventh in a loaded Huskies lineup, smacked two opposite field home runs Tuesday in OPRF's four-inning 15-0 win over upstart Evanston in a Class 4A Niles North Sectional semifinal. Bob Narang,, "Olivia Glass breaks out with HRs as OPRF cruises to sectional final," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of seventh

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of seventh

: number seven in a series
: one of seven equal parts of something


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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