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sixth chord

noun Music.
  1. an inversion of a triad in which the second note (next above the root) is in the bass.
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Origin of sixth chord

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for sixth chord

sixth chord

  1. (in classical harmony) the first inversion of the triad, in which the note next above the root appears in the bassSee also added sixth
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