Fifth

Definition of Fifth

a.1.Next in order after the fourth; - the ordinal of five.
2.Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.
Fifth monarchy men
(Hist.) a fanatical sect in England, of the time of the commonwealth, who maintained that there would be a fifth universal monarchy, during which Christ would reign on earth a thousand years.
Fifth wheel
a horizontal wheel or segment above the fore axle of a carriage and beneath the body, forming an extended support to prevent careening.
n.1.The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.
2.(Mus.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.

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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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