- the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B.
Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of ti1
1835–45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut
- a widely cultivated tropical plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the agave family, having narrow, leathery, often variegated leaves and yellowish, white, or reddish flowers.
Origin of ti2
Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1830–40
- a contraction of it is.
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- music a variant spelling of te
- a woody palmlike agave plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the East Indies, having white, mauve, or reddish flowers. The sword-shaped leaves are used for garments, fodder, thatch, etc, and the root for food and liquor
- a similar and related plant, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand
of Polynesian origin
- it is
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Word Origin and History for tis
abbreviation of it is, first recorded mid-15c.
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- The symbol for the elementtitanium
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- The symbol for titanium.
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