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Definition of "sixth" []

  • The ordinal number matching the number six in a series. (noun)
  • One of six equal parts. (noun)
  • Music An interval of six degrees in a diatonic scale. (noun)
  • Music A tone separated by this interval from a given tone. (noun)
  • Music The harmonic combination of two tones separated by this interval. (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 "sixth" in a sentence
  • "A third work was entitled "Casus seu Notabilia" on the five books of Decretals, which was intended as a complete and practical commentary, but which owing to the author's death, did not go beyond the title sixth of the first book, consequently not published."
  • "That is why it suggested what it calls a sixth principle on transparency that would require carriers to explain their network management practices."
  • "But you do get to use what we call your sixth sense, your common sense."