Definition of quadruplet
1 : a combination of four of a kind
2 : one of four offspring born at one birth
3 : a group of four musical notes to be performed in the time ordinarily given to three of the same kind
Recent Examples of quadruplet from the Web
The Miners were the first quadruplets born in Orange County via the technique and more than 40 medical staff assisted in their delivery, which was eight weeks early.
Quadruplets from Ohio will attend Yale University together this fall.
Nigel, Zachary, Aaron, and Nick Wade—quadruplet seniors at Lakota East High School in Butler County, Ohio—had a fantastic but difficult choice to make.
The quadruplets were delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 30.
This isn’t the first time that the prestigious institution has admitted quadruplets, though.
Ohio UPDATE, May 1: All four quadruplets from Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio, have made their college choice.
The popular New Lenox summer concert series this year is the Triple Play Plus One, featuring a quadruplet of musical shows in the Commons, including a couple of returning artists.
Kortney delivered her babies days before Christmas at 29 weeks—the first time Piedmont Newnan Hospital had ever delivered quadruplets.
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First Known Use of quadruplet
QUADRUPLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quadruplet for English Language Learners
: one of four babies that are born at the same time to the same mother
QUADRUPLET Defined for Kids
Definition of quadruplet for Students
: one of four offspring born at one birth
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