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Syllabification: sev·enth
Pronunciation: /ˈsevənTH

Definition of seventh in English:

ordinal 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.
1.1 (a seventh/one seventh) Each 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.
1.2The seventh finisher or position in a race or competition: he finished seventh in the tournament
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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.
1.3Seventhly (used to introduce a seventh point or reason).
1.4 Music An interval spanning seven consecutive notes in a diatonic scale.
1.5 Music The note which is higher by a seventh than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.6 Music A chord in which the seventh note of the scale forms an important component.
Example sentences
  • 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.


in seventh heaven

see heaven.




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