how to pronounce ninth


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ninth is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ninth in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… into say a ninth year staples which is …”

meanings of ninth


  1. One of nine equal parts of a whole.
  2. The person or thing in the ninth position.
  3. The compound interval between any tone and the tone represented on the ninth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and two of the octave above; the octave of the second, consisting of 13 or 14 semitones (called minor and major ninth).


  1. To lose a ninth.
  2. To divide by nine.


  1. The ordinal form of the number nine.

ninth frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ninth occurs in english on average 5.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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