Definition of "ninth" []

  • The ordinal number matching the number nine in a series. (noun)
  • One of nine equal parts. (noun)
  • Music A harmonic or melodic interval of an octave and a second. (noun)
  • Music The tone at the upper limit of such an interval. (noun)
  • Music A chord consisting of a root with its third, seventh, and ninth. (noun)
  • Coming after the eighth in counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of nine. Often written: 9th (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as noun) (adjective)
  • One of nine equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The fraction equal to one divided by nine (1⁄9) (noun)
  • An interval of one octave plus a second (noun)
  • One of two notes constituting such an interval (noun)
  • After the eighth person, position, event, etc (adverb)
  • As the ninth point: linking what follows to the previous statement (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ninth" in a sentence
  • "Always a very passionate player, he allowed his emotions to build to a crescendo Saturday night, and while he still says it was not because of seeing his name ninth in the order, he did say, All the frustration came out."
  • "The term ninth ward is one that catches peoples ears on cable and internet."
  • "'' To score four runs in the ninth is a special win. ''"