- a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a third.
- the interval between such tones.
- the harmonic combination of such tones.
Examples from the Web for tenth
In 2014 only a tenth as many tourists came as had come the year before.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, the tenth highest grossing movie in 2014 America, made $22 million at the Korean box office.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But today, five years later, there are less than a tenth that number serving in those two countries.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This would outfit less than one tenth of police officers nationwide but gets the idea circulating.
Buffalo ranked tenth in the nation, while Detroit and Pittsburgh ranked twelth and thirteenth, respectively.
And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.The Bible for Young People|Anonymous
Even in a century, the loss of heat at this rate would be only the tenth of a degree.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
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
"Your entire allegiance and a tenth of your income," he went on.Rose MacLeod|Alice Brown
Or we may imagine a long chain, with a pendant attached to each tenth or one-hundredth link.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for tenth
- coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
- (as noun)see you on the tenth; tenth in line
- one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a tenth part
- an interval of one octave plus a third
- one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other