In music, a ninth is a compound interval consisting of an octave plus a second.
Like the second, the interval of a ninth is classified as a dissonance in common practice tonality. Since a ninth is an octave larger than a second, its sonority level is considered less dense.
Famous quotes containing the word ninth:
“Lifes like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out its the ninth inning.”
—Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Vera (Ann Savage)
“The ninth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Nine drummers drumming,”
—Unknown. The Twelve Days of Christmas (l. 5355)
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”
—Bible: Hebrew Exodus, 20:16.
The ninth commandment.