seventh
noun (plural sevenths) Date: 12th century 1. — see number table 2. a. a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees b. a tone at this interval; specifically leading tone c. the harmonic combination of two tones a seventh apart • seventh adjective or adverb

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  • Seventh — may refer to:In music:* Diminished seventh, a chromatically reduced minor seventh interval * Major seventh, the larger of two commonly occurring musical intervals that span seven diatonic scale degrees * Minor seventh, the smaller of two commonly …   Wikipedia

  • Seventh — Sev enth, a. [From {Seven}: cf. AS. seofo[eth]a.] 1. Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others. [1913 Webster] On the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventh — [sev′ənth] adj. [ME seventhe, a new formation < seoven + th, replacing OE seofande (akin to Ger siebente) & seofotha] 1. preceded by six others in a series; 7th 2. designating any of the seven equal parts of something n. 1. the one following… …   English World dictionary

  • seventh — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number seven in a sequence; 7th. 2) (a seventh/one seventh) each of seven equal parts into which something is or may be divided. 3) Music an interval spanning seven consecutive notes in a diatonic scale. 4) Music… …   English terms dictionary

  • Seventh — Sev enth, n. 1. One next in order after the sixth; one coming after six others. [1913 Webster] 2. The quotient of a unit divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) (a) An interval embracing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventh — O.E. seofunda (Anglian), from P.Gmc. *sebundon (Cf. O.N. sjaundi, O.H.G. sibunto), from SEVEN (Cf. seven) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seventh — sev|enth1 [ˈsevənθ] adj 1.) coming after six other things in a series ▪ in the seventh century ▪ her seventh birthday 2.) be in seventh heaven informal to be extremely happy >seventh pron ▪ I m planning to leave on the seventh (=the seventh… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seventh — [[t]se̱v(ə)nθ[/t]] ♦♦ sevenths 1) ORD The seventh item in a series is the one that you count as number seven. I was the seventh child in the family. There were 11 of us altogether. 2) FRACTION A seventh is one of seven equal parts of something. A …   English dictionary

  • seventh — sev•enth [[t]ˈsɛv ənθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the sixth; being the ordinal number for seven 2) being one of seven equal parts 3) a seventh part, esp. of one (1/7) 4) the seventh member of a series 5) mad a) a musical interval encompassing seven… …   From formal English to slang

  • seventh — /sev euhnth/, adj. 1. next after the sixth; being the ordinal number for seven. 2. being one of seven equal parts. n. 3. a seventh part, esp. of one (1/7). 4. the seventh member of a series. 5. Music. a. a tone on the seventh degree from a given… …   Universalium

  • seventh — sev|enth [ sevnθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 7: the seventh of February She came seventh in a national poetry competition. 2. ) one of 7 equal parts of something: You spend about a seventh of your working week… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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