Definitions for **"Sixth"**

The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.

a unit used in music to describe the ratio in frequency between notes. Two notes differ by one minor sixth if the higher note has frequency exactly 8/5 times the frequency of the lower one, or by a major sixth if the higher note has frequency exactly 5/3 times the frequency of the lower one. On the standard 12-tone scale the minor sixth is approximated (roughly) by 8 half steps, corresponding to a frequency ratio of 22/3 = 1.5874; the major sixth is approximated by 9 half steps, corresponding to a frequency ratio of 23/4 = 1.6818.

the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it

First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.

coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position

a hiatus in activities, as suggested above

within or heading a six-card holding. [Usage: jack-sixth = six cards headed by the jack = Jxxxxx.

position six in a countable series of things

Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.

The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.

an inverted third

a sixth part