sextuple


1sex·tu·ple

adjective \seks-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈseks-tə-\

Definition of SEXTUPLE

1
:  having six units or members
2
:  being six times as great or as many
3
:  marked by six beats per measure of music <sextuple time>
sextuple noun

Origin of SEXTUPLE

probably from Medieval Latin sextuplus, from Latin sextus sixth + -plus multiplied by; akin to Latin -plex -plex — more at -fold
First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with SEXTUPLE

2sextuple

verb
sex·tu·pledsex·tu·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of SEXTUPLE

transitive verb
:  to make six times as much or as many
intransitive verb
:  to become six times as much or as numerous

First Known Use of SEXTUPLE

1632

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