Definition of Sixth

1. Noun. Position six in a countable series of things.

Generic synonyms: Rank

2. Adjective. Coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position.
Exact synonyms: 6th
Similar to: Ordinal

3. Noun. One part in six equal parts.
Exact synonyms: One-sixth
Generic synonyms: Common Fraction, Simple Fraction

4. Noun. The musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it.
Generic synonyms: Interval, Musical Interval

Definition of Sixth

1. a. First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.

2. n. The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.

Definition of Sixth

1. Adjective. The ordinal form of the number six. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier not used in the plural) The person or thing in the sixth position. ¹

3. Noun. One of six equal parts of a whole. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The interval between one note and another, five notes higher in the scale, for example C to A, a major sixth, or C to A flat, a minor sixth. (Note that the interval covers six notes counting inclusively, for example C-D-E-F-G-A.) ¹

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Definition of Sixth

1. one of six equal parts [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sixth

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sixteenth note
sixteenth notes
sixteenth rest
sixteenth rests
sixth (current term)
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sixth-year molar
sixth cranial nerve
sixth disease
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sixth forms
sixth grade
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sixth sense
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sixth ventricle

Literary usage of Sixth

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"sixth. The interval which embraces six degrees of the scale. ... (3) The augmented sixth, which is arrived at by flattening the lower or sharpening the ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"The synods of Rome third ofcon- were confirmed by the sixth general council ... them to the 1G8 Greeks, thus composes the sixth council of 292 fathers. ..."

3. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
"CHAPTER VII THE NIGHT OF THE sixth OF NOVEMBER Having resolved on flight, ... Towards evening on the sixth her determination to go away again revived. ..."

4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"It is a double nerve, bestowing sensibility on the head and face, and supplying muscular branches to the muscles of the jaw.- sixth PAIR OF NERVES; OR, ..."

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