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sev·enth / ˈsevən[unvoicedth]/ • ordinal number constituting number seven in a sequence; 7th: his seventh goal of the season | the seventh of June | he was the seventh of eight children. ∎  (a seventh/one seventh) each of seven equal parts into which something is or may be divided. ∎  the seventh finisher or position in a race or competition: he finished seventh in the tournament. ∎  seventhly (used to introduce a seventh point or reason). ∎  the seventh grade of a school. ∎  Mus. an interval spanning seven consecutive notes in a diatonic scale. ∎  Mus. the note that is higher by this interval than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord. ∎ Mus. a chord in which the seventh note of the scale forms an important component. PHRASES: in seventh heavensee heaven.DERIVATIVES: sev·enth·ly adv.

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seventh in seventh heaven in a state of ecstasy; the term relates to the concept of seven heavens in late Jewish and Muslim theology.
Seventh-Day Adventist a member of a strict Protestant sect which preaches the imminent return of Christ to Earth (originally expecting the Second Coming in 1844) and observes Saturday as the sabbath.

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seventh. Interval in melody or harmony when 2 notes, major or minor, are 7 steps apart (counting bottom and top notes). A up to G♯ is major seventh; A up to G♮ is minor seventh; A up to G♭ is diminished seventh.

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