sixth

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noun \ˈsiks(t)th, ˈsiks(t)\

Definition of sixth

plural

sixths

play \ˈsiks(ts), ˈsiks(t)ths\
  1. 1 :  one that is number six in a series — see number table

  2. 2a :  a musical interval embracing six diatonic degreesb :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  submediantc :  the harmonic combination of two tones a sixth apart

sixth

adjective or adverb

sixthly

play \ˈsiksth-lē, ˈsikst-\ adverb

Examples of sixth in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of sixth

12th century



SIXTH Defined for English Language Learners

sixth

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noun

Definition of sixth for English Language Learners

  • : the number six in a series

  • : one of six equal parts of something


SIXTH Defined for Kids

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sixth

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adjective \ˈsiksth\

Definition of sixth for Students

  1. :  coming right after fifth


2

sixth

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noun

Definition of sixth for Students

  1. 1 :  number six in a series

  2. 2 :  one of six equal parts


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