Definition of tenth in English:

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Pronunciation: /tenTH/


1Constituting number ten in a sequence; 10th: the tenth century the tenth of September the tenth-floor locker room
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  • I love that he held a party to celebrate his tenth anniversary of being with Nigella.
  • In the tenth century, small numbers of Irish and Scots settled on Iceland, bringing Christianity with them.
  • We didn't go out on Saturday for our tenth wedding anniversary as Josie was still really sick.
1.1 (a tenth/one tenth) Each of ten equal parts into which something is or may be divided: a tenth of a second
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  • In this exercise, the U.S. population is divided into tenths and represented by 10 students.
  • Aren't you supposed to divide the bill into tenths?
  • Yeah, your final grade was seven tenths of a percent higher than mine.
1.2The tenth grade of a school.
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  • Most small villages have nursery schools and ‘middle’ schools that go up to eighth grade and sometimes tenth.
  • The only time I had ever seen Belinda cry previously was when I was in ninth grade, she was in tenth, and her dad had died.
1.3 Music An interval or chord spanning an octave and a third in the diatonic scale, or a note separated from another by this interval.



Pronunciation: /ˈtenTHlē/

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Syllabification: tenth

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