Definition of seventh in English:

seventh

Line breaks: sev|enth
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛv(ə)nθ
 
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number

  • 1Constituting number seven in a sequence; 7th: his seventh goal of the season the seventh of June he was the seventh of eight children
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    • Roslea is the site of an ancient church and convent dating back to the seventh century.
    • Laws made in the seventh century could finally give way to the needs of the 21st.
    • At the beginning of the seventh century St. Gobban founded a monastery at Leighlin Bridge.
  • 1.1The seventh finisher or position in a race or competition: Jo Richardson came seventh
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    • Sunline came out of the Pukekohe race and then finished seventh in the Hong Kong Cup.
    • Briton Steve Ovett finished fifth and Sriram Singh was seventh in that memorable race.
    • In Athens, her Olympic career ended when she finished seventh in her 100m semi-final.
  • 1.2Seventhly (used to introduce a seventh point or reason).
  • 1.3 Music An interval spanning seven consecutive notes in a diatonic scale.
  • 1.4 Music The note which is higher by a seventh than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord.
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    • The work lies far closer, at least in its harmonic thought, to American Modernism (say, Copland's music of the Twenties) than to what we might expect from familiar Creston - diatonic chords leavened with major sevenths and ninths.
  • 1.5 Music A chord in which the seventh note of the scale forms an important component.
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    • It's got a great G major ending with a couple of Gershwinian sevenths and they just adored it.
    • Heard in this context, it involves the destruction and re-incarnation of the melody; at the close it appears over and above a series of jazz pianist sevenths.
    • Practicing fourths and consecutive sevenths challenges the ear in ways that sixths and thirds don't, in addition to enhancing hand stability.
  • 2Each of seven equal parts into which something is or may be divided.
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    • The Plovdiv region alone concentrates a seventh of the arable land and 14 per cent of the labour resources of this country.
    • He was critical of the small quotas, which would mean that one vessel could catch a seventh of the total for certain species in a single fishing trip.
    • During his long reign he commandeered nearly a seventh of the land area.

Phrases

in seventh heaven

see heaven.

Derivatives

seventhly

adverb

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