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60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixth
    Multiplier: sextuple, sixfold

EtymologyEdit

Old English siexta, from Proto-Germanic *sehstô.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɪksθ/, [sɪksθ], [sɪkst̪] (before a consonant often reduced to [sɪks])
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪksθ
  • Homophone: six (frequent reduced form before a consonant)

AdjectiveEdit

sixth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number six.

SynonymsEdit

6th, 6th; (in names of monarchs and popes) VI

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NounEdit

sixth (plural sixths)

  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the sixth position.
  2. One of six equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) The interval between one note and another, five notes higher in the scale, for example C to A, a major sixth, or C to A flat, a minor sixth. (Note that the interval covers six notes counting inclusively, for example C-D-E-F-G-A.)

SynonymsEdit

  • (one of six equal parts):

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