sixth chord
noun Date: circa 1903 a musical chord consisting of a tone with its third and its sixth above and usually being the first inversion of a triad

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  • sixth chord — sixth′ chord n. mad a musical triad in first inversion, with the third in the bass and the root at an interval of a sixth above it • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • sixth chord — noun : a musical chord consisting of a tone with its third and its sixth above and usually being the first inversion of a triad * * * Music. an inversion of a triad in which the second note (next above the root) is in the bass. [1870 75] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sixth chord — /ˈsɪksθ kɔd/ (say siksth kawd) noun (in music) an inversion of a triad in which the second note (next above the root) is in the bass; the first inversion of a triad. Also, chord of the sixth, six three chord …   Australian English dictionary

  • sixth chord — Music. an inversion of a triad in which the second note (next above the root) is in the bass. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Augmented sixth chord — The interval of an augmented sixth normally resolves outwards by semitone to an octave.  Play (help·info) …   Wikipedia

  • sixth — [siksth] adj. [ME sixth < OE sixta, akin to Ger sechste, L sextus: see SIX & TH2] 1. preceded by five others in a series; 6th 2. designating any of the six equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the fifth …   English World dictionary

  • Chord (music) — Instruments and voices playing and singing different notes create chords. This article describes pitch simultaneity and harmony in music. For other meanings of the word, see Chord. A chord in music is any harmonic set of two–three or more notes… …   Wikipedia

  • Chord names and symbols (jazz and pop music) — CΔ7, or major seventh chord on C  Play ( …   Wikipedia

  • chord — Synonyms and related words: accompany, accord, air line, arpeggio, assonate, atone, attune, axis, be harmonious, be in tune, beeline, blend, broken chord, caring, catgut, chime, common chord, concento, concern, concertize, concord, consonant… …   Moby Thesaurus

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