ninth chord


noun Music.

a chord formed by the superposition of four thirds.

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Origin of ninth chord

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for ninth chord

ninth chord

noun

a chord much used in jazz and pop, consisting of a major or minor triad with the seventh and ninth added above the rootOften shortened to: ninth
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