sixth

noun \ ˈsiks(t)th , ˈsiks(t) \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of sixth

plural sixths play \ˈsiks(ts), ˈsiks(t)ths\
1 : one that is number six in a series — see Table of Numbers
2 a : a musical interval embracing six diatonic degrees
b : a tone at this interval; specifically : submediant
c : 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

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

1

sixth

adjective \ ˈsiksth \

Definition of sixth for Students

: coming right after fifth

2

sixth

noun

Definition of sixth for Students

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

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