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ˈfɪfˈtinθfif·teenth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fifteenthadjective

    position 15 in a countable series of things

  2. fifteenth, 15thadjective

    coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position

Wiktionary

  1. fifteenthnoun

    The person or thing in the fifteenth position.

  2. fifteenthnoun

    One of fifteen equal parts of a whole.

  3. fifteenthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number fifteen.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fifteenthadjective

    The ordinal of fifteen; the fifth after the tenth.

    Etymology: fifteoða, Sax.

    A fifteenth part of silver incorporate with gold, will not be recovered by any water of separation, except you put a greater quanty of silver to draw up the less. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    London sends but four burgesses to parliament, although it bear the fifteenth part of the charge of the whole nation in all publick taxes and levies. John Graunt, Bills of Mortality.

Wikipedia

  1. Fifteenth

    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. It has also been referred to as the bisdiapason. 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 (as is customary). Two octaves (based on the Italian word for eighth) 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 (15ma ), and the note a fifteenth below is at 100 Hz (15mb ). The ratio of frequencies of two notes a fifteenth apart is therefore 4:1. 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 (notated as 2′).

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  1. fifteenth

    Fifteenth can be referred to as: 1. The ordinal form of the number fifteen, often written as 15th, meaning it comes after the fourteenth and before the sixteenth in a series. 2. In music, it refers to an interval spanning an octave and a perfect fifth in a scale. 3. In the context of a calendar date, it refers to the day of the month which falls after the fourteenth and before the sixteenth. 4. It can also refer to one of fifteen equal parts of a whole. The specific definition used usually depends on the context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fifteenthadjective

    next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen

  2. Fifteenthadjective

    consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing

  3. Fifteenthnoun

    one of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen

  4. Fifteenthnoun

    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

  5. Fifteenthnoun

    a stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon

  6. Fifteenthnoun

    an interval consisting of two octaves

  7. Etymology: [OE. fiftenthe; cf. fiftethe, AS. fftea. See Fifteen.]

Wikidata

  1. Fifteenth

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fifteenth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fifteenth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fifteenth in a Sentence

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    We started walking down eight flights of stairs. As we’re doing that, the building was shaking a bit and the lights were flickering on and off, a little bit, only because we were on the fifteenth floor, so I knew if something happened, we had to get out quick and not use the elevator.

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