\ ˈsiŋk, ˈsaŋk\
plural -s

Definition of cinque

1 : five especially : the number five in dice or cards
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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History and Etymology for cinque

Middle English cink, from Middle French cinq, from Latin quinque

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