[ tee ]
/ ti /
noun, plural tis. Music.
the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B.
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Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of ti1
1835–45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut
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Definition for tis (2 of 3)
[ tee ]
/ ti /
noun, plural tis.
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
Definition for tis (3 of 3)
[ tiz ]
/ tɪz /
a contraction of it is.
usage note for 'tis
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British Dictionary definitions for tis (1 of 4)
/ (tiː) /
music a variant spelling of te
British Dictionary definitions for tis (2 of 4)
/ (tiː) /
noun plural tis
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
Word Origin for ti
of Polynesian origin
British Dictionary definitions for tis (3 of 4)
the chemical symbol for
British Dictionary definitions for tis (4 of 4)
/ (tɪz) poetic, or dialect /
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Medical definitions for tis
The symbol for the elementtitanium
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Scientific definitions for tis
The symbol for titanium.
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