ti

1
[ 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.
Also te.
Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of ti

1
1835–45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut

Definition for tis (2 of 3)

ti

2
[ 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 ti

2
Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1830–40

Definition for tis (3 of 3)

'tis

[ tiz ]
/ tɪz /

a contraction of it is.

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for tis (1 of 4)

ti

1
/ (tiː) /

noun

music a variant spelling of te

British Dictionary definitions for tis (2 of 4)

ti

2
/ (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)

Ti


the chemical symbol for

titanium

British Dictionary definitions for tis (4 of 4)

'tis

/ (tɪz) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of

it is
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Medicine definitions for tis

Ti


The symbol for the elementtitanium
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Science definitions for tis

Ti


The symbol for titanium.
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