a coming after the fifth and before the seventh in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc.; being the ordinal number of six: often written 6th
b (as n)
the sixth to go
a one of six equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc.
b (as modifier)
a sixth part
3 the fraction equal to one divided by six (1/6)
a the interval between one note and another note six notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
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sixthly after the fifth person, position, etc.
sixthly as the sixth point: linking what follows to the previous statements
n a chord much used esp. in jazz, consisting of a triad with an added sixth above the root, (Also called)
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n (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord having a major third and an augmented fourth between the root and the augmented sixth
n (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord having a major third and a perfect fifth between the root and the augmented sixth
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n (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord characterized by having a major third and an augmented sixth above the root
n (in musical harmony) a chord composed of the subdominant of the key, plus a minor third and a minor sixth. Harmonically it is equivalent to the first inversion of a major chord built upon the flattened supertonic
n (in classical harmony) the first inversion of the triad, in which the note next above the root appears in the bass
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n (in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc.
n (in England and Wales) a college offering A-level and other courses to pupils over sixteen from local schools, esp. from those that do not have sixth forms
n any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell
n (in Scotland) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take sixth-year studies, retake or take additional Highers, etc.