sixth chord

  1. an inversion of a triad in which the second note (next above the root) is in the bass.

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 bass: See also added sixth

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