• (British, America) enPR: nīnth, IPA: /naɪnθ/

ninth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number nine.
  • 9th, (in names of monarchs and popes) IX
  • French: neuvième (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) neuf (after the name) (abbreviation IX)
  • German: neunte
  • Italian: nono (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) nono, (after the name) (abbreviation IX)
  • Portuguese: nono
  • Russian: девя́тый
  • Spanish: noveno, nono

ninth (plural ninths)

  1. The person or thing in the ninth position.
  2. One of nine equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) The compound interval between any tone and the tone represented on the ninth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and two of the octave above; the octave of the second, consisting of 13 or 14 semitones (called minor and major ninth).
Translations Translations Verb

ninth (ninths, present participle ninthing; past and past participle ninthed)

  1. to lose a ninth
  2. to divide by nine

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