- 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
Related formsninth·ly, adverb
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