- a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a second.
- the interval between such tones.
- harmonic combination of such tones.
Origin of ninth
Examples from the Web for ninth
That makes New York the ninth state to require such coverage.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe all journeys should be imagined as a single day, short as a trip to the corner or long as a life in its ninth decade.
Oyama and Marino just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.‘Marry Me’ Proves Ken Marino Is More Than Just an Asshole|Kevin Fallon|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shortly after his ninth birthday, Edwards experienced a “season of awakening.”The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Page disrupts the pattern in the second bar, moving up to the ninth, and fleshes out the figure with more harmonic support.
I have dealt with the chief of these theories in the ninth chapter of my History of Creation, and must refer the reader thereto.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
The family consisted of eleven children, five sons and six daughters, of whom Brigham was the ninth.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
We know from other sources that during the ninth century there was a great exodus from Scandinavia.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
And did he now sit himself down zealously and perseveringly to work on a ninth and tenth symphony?The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
On the ninth morning she ascended to watch for her star of mercy.History of the Donner Party|C.F. McGlashan
British Dictionary definitions for ninth
- coming after the eighth in counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of nine. Often written: 9th
- (as noun)he came on the ninth; ninth in line
- one of nine equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
- (as modifier)a ninth part
- an interval of one octave plus a second
- one of two notes constituting such an interval
- See ninth chord
Word Origin for ninth
Word Origin and History for ninth
c.1300, modification (by influence of nine) of nigonðe, from Old English nigoða, nigend.