tenth

noun \ ˈten(t)th \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of tenth

plural tenths play \ˈten(t)s, ˈten(t)ths\
1 : one that is number 10 in a series — see Table of Numbers
2 a : a musical interval embracing an octave and a third
b : the tone at this interval

tenth

adjective or adverb

Examples of tenth in a Sentence

  1. He was tenth in line.

  2. He traded stocks for one tenth their face value.

  3. I only paid a tenth of what you did for that jacket.

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First Known Use of tenth

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TENTH Defined for English Language Learners

tenth

Definition of tenth for English Language Learners

  • : the number 10 in a series

  • : one of 10 equal parts of something


TENTH Defined for Kids

1

tenth

adjective \ ˈtenth \

Definition of tenth for Students

: coming right after ninth
  • tenth grade

2

tenth

noun

Definition of tenth for Students

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

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