ninth chord


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to ninth chord: Eleventh chord

ninth chord

n
(Jazz) a chord much used in jazz and pop, consisting of a major or minor triad with the seventh and ninth added above the root. Often shortened to: ninth
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
1 and 4; a ninth chord by adding a D# in beat one of m.
The piece ends on a ninth chord, giving "a feeling of imperfect resolution, as if to say that it is necessary to live your life as happily as possible, even if it means learning to live without people or places that you will never see again.
With the girls standing three or four feet away so they couldn't see the keyboard, their father would play chords for them to identify by ear as, say, an augmented fourth or a diminished fifth or even ("Here comes the hard one," he would say) a tricky ninth chord.
The held dominant ninth chord on G[flat] in root position, which forms the focus of the opening phrases of No.
Note also that 15 is a ninth of the scale, hence my calling (0, 5, 10, 15) the ninth chord.
5] results in dissonance over a C minor seventh chord that then resolves to a B[flat] major ninth chord.