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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)

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.

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. ''"