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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number six.
  • n. The person or thing in the sixth position.
  • n. One of six equal parts of a whole.
  • n. 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.)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.

from The 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.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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  • So is thirty-sixth, and forty-sixth, and... it would seem this word is not remotely rhymeless. It has infinite rhymes. It boggles the mind. :-P

    November 26, 2007

  • Arguably twenty-sixth is a valid rhyme.

    November 26, 2007