American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number six in a series.
- n. One of six equal parts.
- n. Music An interval of six degrees in a diatonic scale.
- n. Music A tone separated by this interval from a given tone.
- n. Music The harmonic combination of two tones separated by this interval.
- n. Music The sixth tone of a scale; the submediant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being the first after the fifth: the ordinal of six
- Being one of six equal parts into which a whole is divided.
- n. A sixth part.
- n. In early English law, a sixth of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
- n. In music:
- n. A tone on the sixth degree above or below a given tone.
- n. The interval between any tone and a tone on the sixth degree above or beiow it.
- n. The harmonic combination of two tones at the interval thus described
- n. In a scale, the sixth tone from the bottom; the submediant: solmizated la. The typical interval of the sixth is that between the first and the sixth tones of a major scale, which is acoustically represented by the ratio 3:5. Such a sixth is called
major. A sixth a half-step shorter is called minor; one two half-steps shorter is called diminished; and one a half-step longer is called augmented, extreme, etc. Major and minor sixths are classed as consonances; other sixths as dissonances.
- n. the French sixth, consisting of the first, second, sixth, and sharped fourth of a minor scale;
- n. the German sixth, consisting of the first, third, sixth, and sharped fourth of such a scale;
- n. the Italian sixth, consisting of the first, sixth, and sharped fourth of such a scale.
- adj. The ordinal form of number six.
- n. not used in the plural The person or thing in the sixth position.
- n. One of six equal parts of a whole.
- n. music The interval between one note and another, five notes higher in the scale, for example C to A, a major sixth, or C to A flat, a minor sixth. (Note that the interval covers six notes counting inclusively, for example C-D-E-F-G-A.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.
- adj. Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.
- n. The next in order after the fifth.
- n. (Mus.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.
- adj. coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position
- n. position six in a countable series of things
- n. the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it
- n. one part in six equal parts
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