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fifth

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English

English ordinal numbers
 <  4th 5th 6th   > 
    Ordinal : fifth
    Cardinal : five

Pronunciation

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Usage notes

In the UK the latter pronunciation is typically confined to lazy informal speech. In the United States it is a feature of some urban and African American dialects. The first pronunciation is both standard and vastly more common in both regions.

Adjective

fifth (not comparable)

Positive
fifth

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. The ordinal form of the number five.

Synonyms

5th, 5th; (in names of monarchs and popes) V

Translations

Noun

Singular
fifth

Plural
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fifth ({{{1}}})
  1. The person or thing in the fifth position.
  2. One of five equal parts of a whole.
  3. The fifth gear of an engine.
  4. A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon.
  5. The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.

Translations

fifth gear See fifth gear

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