ninth

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English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
90
 ←  8 9 10  → 
    Cardinal: nine
    Ordinal: ninth
    Multiplier: ninefold, nonuple
    Fractional: ninth

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nynthe, nynte, from Old English niġoþa, from Proto-Germanic *newundô; the -n- was reinserted by analogy with nine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: nīnth, IPA(key): /naɪnθ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪnθ

Adjective[edit]

ninth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number nine.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 9th, (in names of monarchs and popes) IX

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

ninth (plural ninths)

  1. The person or thing in the ninth position.
  2. One of nine equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) The compound interval between any tone and the tone represented on the ninth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and two of the octave above; the octave of the second, consisting of 13 or 14 semitones (called minor and major ninth).

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Verb[edit]

ninth (third-person singular simple present ninths, present participle ninthing, simple past and past participle ninthed)

  1. to lose a ninth
  2. to divide by nine