ninth
noun (plural ninths) Date: 13th century 1. — see number table 2. a. a musical interval embracing an octave and a second b. the tone at this interval c. a chord containing a ninth • ninth adjective or adverb

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  • ninth — [ naınθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number nine: the ninth of January They finished ninth in the standings. 2. ) one of nine equal parts of something: About a ninth of the money raised is spent on administration …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ninth — Ninth, n. 1. The quotient of one divided by nine; one of nine equal parts of a thing; the next after the eighth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) An interval containing an octave and a second. (b) A chord of the dominant seventh with the ninth added …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ninth — ninth; ninth·ly; Ninth; …   English syllables

  • ninth — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number nine in a sequence; 9th. 2) (a ninth/one ninth) each of nine equal parts into which something is divided. 3) Music an interval spanning nine consecutive notes in a diatonic scale. DERIVATIVES ninthly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • ninth — [nīnth] adj. [ME ninthe < OE nigonthe: see NINE & TH2] 1. preceded by eight others in a series; 9th 2. designating any of the nine equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the eighth 2. any o …   English World dictionary

  • Ninth — Ninth, a. [From {Nine}; cf. AS. nigo[eth]a.] 1. Following the eight and preceding the tenth; coming after eight others. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of nine equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ninth — (adj.) early 12c., nigonðe; see NINE (Cf. nine) + TH (Cf. th). Replacing Old English nigoða, nigend …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ninth — For the 2011 alternative rock album, see Ninth (album). Major ninth interval on C.  Play …   Wikipedia

  • ninth — ninth1 [naınθ] adj coming after eight other things in a series ▪ in the ninth century ▪ her ninth birthday >ninth pron ▪ I m planning to leave on the ninth (=ninth day of the month) . ninth 2 ninth2 n one of nine equal parts of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ninth — [[t]na͟ɪnθ[/t]] ♦♦ ninths 1) ORD The ninth item in a series is the one that you count as number nine. ...January the ninth. ...students in the ninth grade. ...ninth century illustrated manuscripts. 2) FRACTION A ninth is one of nine equal parts… …   English dictionary

  • ninth — [[t]naɪnθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the eighth; being the ordinal number for nine 2) being one of nine equal parts 3) a ninth part, esp. of one (1/9) 4) the ninth member of a series 5) mad mus a) a tone distant from another tone by an interval of… …   From formal English to slang

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