sixth chord


Definition of 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

First Known Use of sixth chord

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sixth chord was circa 1903

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“Sixth chord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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