- the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B.
Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of ti1
1835–45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut
- a widely cultivated tropical plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the agave family, having narrow, leathery, often variegated leaves and yellowish, white, or reddish flowers.
Origin of ti2
Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for ti
The other two are da—meaning father—and te—an alternate spelling of ti.
Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.
A man like Ti, my informant explains, buys jewels whenever he is in the money, to sell or hock when times are hard.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
In particular, the TI report singled out “undisclosed conflicts of interest by government officials.”The Rich Get Richer: Obama-Style Crony Capitalism
March 3, 2013
"We tied it with ti ropes," answered the servant who had woven them.
We can make a rope of ti leaves and tie the canoe so it cannot drift away.
Ti chibil uinic “for men to be eaten;” chibil, the passive of chii, to eat.The Maya Chronicles
He has begun with a ground of rush-work, like that which is also found in the tomb of Ti.
Ti wears a periwig of a different kind from that of 204Ra-nefer.
- music a variant spelling of te
- a woody palmlike agave plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the East Indies, having white, mauve, or reddish flowers. The sword-shaped leaves are used for garments, fodder, thatch, etc, and the root for food and liquor
- a similar and related plant, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand
of Polynesian origin
- The symbol for the elementtitanium
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- The symbol for titanium.
- A shiny, white metallic element that occurs in all kinds of rocks and soils. It is lightweight, strong, and highly resistant to corrosion. Titanium alloys are used especially to make parts for aircraft and ships. Atomic number 22; atomic weight 47.87; melting point 1,660°C; boiling point 3,287°C; specific gravity 4.54; valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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