noun \ˈsiŋk, ˈsaŋk\

Definition of cinque



  1. 1 :  five; especially :  the number five in dice or cards

  2. 2 cinques plural :  change ringing on 11 bells that are treated as 5 pairs, the tenor bell added after each change

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Origin and Etymology of cinque

Middle English cink, from Middle French cinq, from Latin quinque — more at five

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