sixth chord


: a musical chord consisting of a tone with its third and its sixth above and usually being the first inversion of a triad

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sixth chord was circa 1903

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“Sixth chord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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