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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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adj.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.

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