- a tone on the fourth degree from a given tone (counted as the first).
- the interval between such tones.
- the harmonic combination of such tones.
Examples from the Web for fourth
A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.
But in more middle-class and working-class neighborhoods, sessions are typically a fourth of that price.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He won re-election twice as governor of New York, and had the hubris to run for a fourth term before being defeated in 1994.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He lost his bid for a fourth term to George Pataki that year.
They constantly break the fourth wall, yelling and complaining to the cameramen.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in this instance the fourth copy was not used, is that correct?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Of the two-shot holes, the fourth is excellent, and has a formidable second shot over a big and boarded bunker.The Golf Courses of the British Isles|Bernard Darwin
Without the formality of knocking, they entered an apartment on the fourth floor where a woman stood washing dishes.Abe and Mawruss|Montague Glass
The business aspects of the Fourth of July is not perfect as it stands.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The first, third and fourth are names of plays by Beaumont and Fletcher.Essays|Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for fourth
adjective (usually prenominal)
- coming after the third in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 4th
- (as noun)the fourth in succession