AskDefine | Define seventh

Dictionary Definition

seventh adj : coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position [syn: 7th]


1 position seven in a countable series of things
2 a seventh part [syn: one-seventh]
3 the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it

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  • /sɛvnθ/, /sEvnT/


  1. The ordinal form of the number seven.


7th, 7th; (in names of monarchs and popes) VII



  1. The person or thing in the seventh position.
  2. One of seven equal parts of a whole.


Extensive Definition

Seventh may refer to:
In music:
  • Diminished seventh, a chromatically reduced minor seventh interval
  • Major seventh, the larger of two commonly occurring musical intervals that span seven diatonic scale degrees
  • Minor seventh, the smaller of two commonly occurring musical intervals that span seven diatonic scale degrees
  • Seventh (tonal degree), the leading tone or subtonic and the chord built on the leading tone
  • Seventh chord, a chord consisting of a triad plus a note forming an interval of a seventh above the chord's root
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See also

seventh in French: Septième

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

consecutive intervals, degree, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fifth, fourth, half step, halftone, heptadic, heptagonal, heptahedral, heptamerous, heptangular, interval, less semitone, melodic interval, note, octave, parallel octaves, second, semitone, septempartite, septenary, septimal, septuple, sevenfold, sixth, step, third, tone, unison interval, whole step
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