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sixth

  

      adj  
1    usually prenominal  
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     
      n  
2   
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)  
4      (Music)  
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  
   See also       major       13       minor       4       interval       5  
c       short for       sixth chord  
      adv  
5      (Also)    sixthly   after the fifth person, position, etc.  
      sentence connector  
6      (Also)    sixthly   as the sixth point: linking what follows to the previous statements  


added sixth  
      n   a chord much used esp. in jazz, consisting of a triad with an added sixth above the root,   (Also called)    added sixth chord      Compare       sixth chord  
French sixth  
      n   (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord having a major third and an augmented fourth between the root and the augmented sixth  
German sixth  
      n   (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord having a major third and a perfect fifth between the root and the augmented sixth  
   Compare       Italian sixth       French sixth  
Italian sixth  
      n   (in musical harmony) an augmented sixth chord characterized by having a major third and an augmented sixth above the root  
Neapolitan sixth  
      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  
sixth chord  
      n   (in classical harmony) the first inversion of the triad, in which the note next above the root appears in the bass  
   See also       added sixth  
sixth form  
      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.  
  sixth-former      n  
sixth-form college  
      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  
sixth sense  
      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  
sixth year  
      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.  
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