sixth
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sɪk(s)θ/, [sɪk(s)θ], [sɪk(s)t̪] (before a consonant often reduced to [sɪks])
Adjective

sixth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number six.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 1:31 ↗:
      And * God ſaw euery thing that hee had made : and behold, it was very good. And the euening and the moꝛning were the ſixth day.
      Transliterated: And God saw everything that he had made: and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Synonyms
6th, 6th; (in names of monarchs and popes) VI
Translations
  • French: sixième (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) six (after the name) (abbreviation VI)
  • German: sechste
  • Italian: sesto (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) sesto m, sesta f (after the name) (abbreviation VI)
  • Portuguese: sexto
  • Russian: шесто́й
  • Spanish: sexto
Noun

sixth (plural sixths)

  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the sixth position.
  2. One of six equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) 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.)
Synonyms
  • (one of six equal parts) ⅙
Translations Translations Translations Verb

sixth (sixths, present participle sixthing; past and past participle sixthed)

  1. to divide by six, which also means multiplying a denominator by six
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