What is sixth?

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


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Sixth, Sixth Chord, and Added Sixth
... In music, the sixth factor of a chord is the note or pitch six scale degrees above the root or tonal center (see sixth chord) ... When the sixth is the bass note, or lowest note, of the expressed chord, the chord is in third inversion Play ... Conventionally, the sixth is third in importance to the root, fifth, and third, being an added tone ...
Bournemouth School - Sixth Form
... Bournemouth School has a sixth form with both pupils who attended the lower years and a number of pupils from surrounding schools ... The sixth form year groups are larger in size than the lower years ...
Sixth - Music
... Interval Major sixth Minor sixth The submediant, and the chord built on the submediant, is often simply called the sixth as it is the sixth scale degree ... The note of a chord forming the interval of a sixth with the chord's root, such as in the chords G6 or G6 added 9, is known as the sixth of the chord ...

More definitions of "sixth":

  • (noun): Position six in a countable series of things.
  • (noun): The musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it.
  • (adj): Coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position.
    Synonyms: 6th

Famous quotes containing the word sixth:

    The sixth day of Christmas,
    My true love sent to me
    Six geese a-laying,
    —Unknown. The Twelve Days of Christmas (l. 26–28)

    All my life long I have been sensible of the injustice constantly done to women. Since I have had to fight the world single-handed, there has not been one day I have not smarted under the wrongs I have had to bear, because I was not only a woman, but a woman doing a man’s work, without any man, husband, son, brother or friend, to stand at my side, and to see some semblance of justice done me. I cannot forget, for injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919)

    The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.
    St. Francis De Sales (1567–1622)