third inversion


Definition of third inversion

: the disposition of a seventh chord so that its seventh is in the bass : the arrangement of notes in seventh chord so that its seventh is in the lowest position — compare first inversion, root position, second inversion — see seventh chord

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First Known Use of third inversion

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Third inversion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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