What is ninth?

  • (noun): A ninth part.
    Synonyms: one-ninth
    See also — Additional definitions below


In music, a ninth is a compound interval consisting of an octave plus a second.

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Ninth Chords
... Three types of ninth chords may be distinguished dominant (9), major (M9), and minor (m9) ... major and minor, thus 7 ... t + 2 = dominant seventh + ninth = dominant ninth chord 7 ... e + 2 = major seventh + ninth = major ninth chord 7 ... t + 2 ...

More definitions of "ninth":

  • (noun): Position nine in a countable series of things.
    Example: "Going into the ninth they were a run ahead"
  • (adj): Coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position.
    Synonyms: 9th

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