Definition of eleventh in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlevənTH/

ordinal number

1Constituting number eleven in a sequence; 11th: the eleventh century February the eleventh the eleventh fairway of a tiny golf course
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  • The appearance of a wage-earning class and the masculinization of the textile workforce during the eleventh century certainly constituted a crucial element in this transformation.
  • Lincoln cathedral is one of the most perfect Gothic cathedrals in Europe, dating back officially to the eleventh century and like as not a fair way before that.
  • The main attraction is the eleventh century Saint Sophia Cathedral, the city's oldest standing church, which contains some of the country's greatest mosaics and frescoes.
1.1 (an eleventh/one eleventh) Each of eleven equal parts into which something is or may be divided.
1.2The eleventh grade of a school.
1.3 Music An interval or chord spanning an octave plus a fourth in the diatonic scale, or a note separated from another by this interval.


the eleventh hour

The latest possible moment: he refused to take a public stand until the eleventh hour of the campaign
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  • If one of the Top 10 gets victory in the Big Race, they will be rewarded with extra points, possibly clinching the £557,250 prize at the eleventh hour.
  • He seriously considered an offer to move to South Australia but conceded at the eleventh hour of negotiations that the idea of not being part of a major Tasmanian success would be just too hard to take.
  • He added that the gala committee had been greatly assisted by the Old White Bear public house, which stepped in at the eleventh hour to provide refreshments, and the Brownies who cleared the tables.

Words that rhyme with eleventh


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Syllabification: e·lev·enth

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