sev·​enth ˈse-vən(t)th How to pronounce seventh (audio)
plural sevenths ˈse-vən(t)s How to pronounce seventh (audio)
: one that is number seven in a series
I'll be leaving on the seventh.
The batter hit a home run in the seventh.
see Table of Numbers
: one of seven equal parts of something
… West Virginia, which produces a seventh of the country's coal …David M. Shribman
: a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees
: a tone at this interval
specifically : leading tone
: the harmonic combination of two tones a seventh apart
seventh adjective or adverb
the writer's seventh book
She finished seventh in the race.

Examples of seventh in a Sentence

Only about a seventh of the town voted for her.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seventh was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Seventh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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sev·​enth ˈsev-ən(t)th How to pronounce seventh (audio)
: one that is number seven in a series see number
: the difference in pitch between the first tone and the seventh tone of a scale
seventh adjective or adverb

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