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sixth

[ siksth ]
/ sɪksθ /
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adjective

next after the fifth; being the ordinal number for six.
being one of six equal parts.

noun

a sixth part, especially of one (1/6).
the sixth member of a series.
Music.
  1. a tone on the sixth degree from a given tone (counted as a first).
  2. the interval between such tones.
  3. the harmonic combination of such tones.

adverb

in the sixth place; sixthly.

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Origin of sixth

before 900; six + -th2; replacing sixt,Middle English sixte,Old English sixta
sixthly, adverb
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