Definitions for fifteenthˈfɪfˈtinθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
next after the fourteenth; being the ordinal number for 15.
being one of 15 equal parts.
(n.)a fifteenth part, esp. of one (1/15).
the fifteenth member of a series.
Origin of fifteenth:
bef. 900; ME fiftenthe (see fifteen , -th2), earlier fiftethe, OE fīftēotha
position 15 in a countable series of things
coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position
The person or thing in the fifteenth position.
One of fifteen equal parts of a whole.
The ordinal form of the number fifteen.
next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen
consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing
one of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen
a species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc., in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc., had been valued at
a stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon
an interval consisting of two octaves
In music, a fifteenth or double octave, abbreviated 15ma, is the interval between one musical note and another with one-quarter the wavelength or quadruple the frequency. The fourth harmonic, it is two octaves. It is referred to as a fifteenth because, in the diatonic scale, there are 15 notes between them if one counts both ends. Two octaves do not make a sixteenth, but a fifteenth. In other contexts, the term two octaves is likely to be used. For example, if one note has a frequency of 400 Hz, the note a fifteenth above it is at 1600 Hz, and the note a fifteenth below is at 100 Hz. The ratio of frequencies of two notes a fifteenth apart is therefore 4:1.vama As the fifteenth is a multiple of octaves, the human ear tends to hear both notes as being essentially "the same", as it does the octave. Like the octave, in the Western system of music notation notes a fifteenth apart are given the same name—the name of a note an octave above A is also A. However, because of the large frequency distance between the notes, it is less likely than an octave to be judged the same pitch by non-musicians. Passages in parallel fifteenths are much less common than parallel octaves. In particular, sometimes an organist will use two stops a fifteenth away.vamambvavb
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Translations for fifteenth
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of fifteen equal parts.
- een vyftiendeAfrikaans
- جُزْء من خمسَة عَشْرَةArabic
- една петнайстаBulgarian
- décimo quintoPortuguese (BR)
- das FünfzehntelGerman
- ένα δέκατο πέμπτοGreek
- یک پانزدهمFarsi
- הַחֶלֶק הַחֲמֵש עֶשרֵהHebrew
- seperlima belasIndonesian
- fimmtándi hlutiIcelandic
- 15분의 1Korean
- penkioliktoji (dalis)Lithuanian
- piecpadsmitā Latvian
- satu per lima belasMalay
- piętnasta (część)Polish
- یک پانزدهمPersian
- décimo quinto/hífen?Portuguese
- al cincisprezeceleaRomanian
- пятнадцатая частьRussian
- 1ใน 15Thai
- on beşte bir; 1/15Turkish
- 十五分之一Chinese (Trad.)
- п'ятнадцята частинаUkrainian
- پندرہ برابر حصوں میں سے ایکUrdu
- một phần mười lămVietnamese
- 十五分之一Chinese (Simp.)
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