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Dictionary Definition

fifth adj : coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position [syn: 5th]

Noun

1 a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
2 position five in a countable series of things; "he was fifth out of several hundred runners"
3 a fifth part [syn: one-fifth, fifth part, twenty percent]
4 the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it

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English

previous: fourth, next: sixth

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. The ordinal form of the number five.

Abbreviations

5th, 5th; (in names of monarchs and popes) V

Translations

Ordinal form of the number 5

Noun

  1. The person or thing in the fifth position.
  2. One of five equal parts of a whole.
  3. The fifth gear of an engine.
  4. A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon.
  5. The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.

Translations

person or thing in the fifth position
one of five equal parts of a whole
fifth gear See fifth gear
quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon
musical interval

Extensive Definition

Fifth may refer to:
In music theory:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

consecutive intervals, decimalization, decimation, degree, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fivefold, fourth, half step, halftone, interval, less semitone, melodic interval, note, octave, parallel octaves, pentad, pentadic, pentastyle, pentavalent, quinary, quincuncial, quinquefid, quinquennial, quinquepartite, quinquepartition, quinquesection, quintuple, quintuplicate, second, semitone, seventh, sextipartition, sixth, step, tenth, third, tithe, tone, unison interval, whole step
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