Major third
Third Third, n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster]

2. The sixtieth part of a second of time. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale; the mediant. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Law) The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life. [1913 Webster]

{Major third} (Mus.), an interval of two tones.

{Minor third} (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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