quin·​tu·​ple | \ kwin-ˈtü-pəl How to pronounce quintuple (audio) , -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə- How to pronounce quintuple (audio) ; ˈkwin-tə- \

Definition of quintuple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being five times as great or as many
2 : having five units or members
3 : marked by five beats per measure quintuple meter


quintupled; quintupling\ kwin-​ˈtü-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce quintuple (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ , -​ˈtə-​ ; ˈkwin-​tə-​ \

Definition of quintuple (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make five times as great or as many

intransitive verb

: to become five times as much or as numerous

Other Words from quintuple


quintuple noun

Examples of quintuple in a Sentence

Adjective Share prices are quintuple what they were a few days ago. Verb The town's population has quintupled in the past 50 years. The company has quintupled the number of its employees.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The song went quintuple platinum and remained Logic's best performing song on Spotify with more than 1 billion streams. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2021 Surviving heart problems, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987, led King to establish the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to help those without insurance afford medical treatment. CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 The death penalty can be illogical: In the six months before Moormann was put to death, Arizona taxpayers paid for his emergency appendectomy and a quintuple bypass. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Kawaguchi captained North Dakota in his final season, which ended over the weekend in a quintuple-overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 2 Apr. 2021 King, who has Type 2 diabetes, has confronted a series of medical issues over the years, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. Dakin Andone, CNN, 2 Jan. 2021 The weapon linked to him was one of six seized at the scene of the quintuple shooting. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 16 Sep. 2020 Five minutes after the quintuple shooting involving Smith, a triple shooting occurred a little more than three miles away on Milwaukee's north side. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2020 Kane Brown first achieved such a quintuple coronation in 2017. Jim Asker, Billboard, 5 Mar. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Kenny Burns is an investor, and the brand will reportedly quintuple its revenue from this same time last year. Essence, 22 Dec. 2021 Gelsinger anticipates the amount of chips built into an upscale passenger car will quintuple by 2030, incorporating a fifth of the overall bill of materials (BOM). Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2021 Tesla's much-better-than-expected earnings in Q2 cheered investors and inspired long-time fan Cathie Wood of Ark Invest to predict that its shares will quintuple to $3,000 by 2025. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2021 In a study for the Greater Washington Partnership, Ernst & Young predicted that the number of workers between Richmond and Baltimore who telework a few days a week could quintuple from pre-pandemic levels. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 Demand in Southeast Asia could quintuple over the next decade. Jude Clemente, Forbes, 4 June 2021 The Federal government would effectively quintuple the number of EV charging stations nationwide, from approximately 110 thousand to 500 thousand by the end of the decade. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Registration fees for plug-in hybrids (such as a Chevy Volt or PHEV) would quintuple under the legislation,from $52 to $260. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 In December, the Spurs signed guard Derrick White to a four-year, $73 million contract extension that will almost quintuple his paycheck beginning next season. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of quintuple


1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1639, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for quintuple


Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold

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24 Dec 2021

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“Quintuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintuple. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of quintuple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: five times bigger in size or amount
: having five parts or including five people or things



English Language Learners Definition of quintuple (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become five times bigger in value or number
: to cause (something) to become five times bigger

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