ti, te, si

(noun) the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization

tellurium, Te, atomic number

(noun) a brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter, to become ti; the vowel was then changed to 'e' to signify a flattened note.


te (uncountable)

(music) In solfège, the lowered seventh note of a major scale (the note B-flat in the fixed-do system): ta.


• ta

• B-flat

• li


• -et, ET, Et, et


TE (plural TEs)

(space) Initialism of transporter-erector.


• -et, ET, Et, et

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

5 December 2022


(adjective) unhurried and with care and dignity; “walking at the same measured pace”; “with all deliberate speed”

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Coffee Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, coffee beans are not technically beans. They are referred to as such because of their resemblance to legumes. A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit, often referred to as a cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit.

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