quin·tu·plet | \kwin-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-, -ˈtyü-;ˈkwin-tə- \

Definition of quintuplet 

1 : a combination of five of a kind

2 : one of five offspring born at one birth

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The quintuplets remained in the hospital's NICU until July, three months later. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About the Busby Quints, the Cutest Stars of 'OutDaughtered'," 10 July 2018 The national average gestation period for quintuplet deliveries is a little less than 27 weeks, according to Elliott. Adrian Marsh, azcentral, "Family of 4 becomes 9: Scott quintuplets delivered at 29 weeks in Phoenix," 23 Mar. 2018 After 29 weeks, the Scott quintuplets could no longer wait for their big debut. Adrian Marsh, azcentral, "Family of 4 becomes 9: Scott quintuplets delivered at 29 weeks in Phoenix," 23 Mar. 2018 Adam and Danielle Busby and their pack of quintuplet daughters will be back for a new season of Outdaughtered on TLC. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "'Outdaughtered' Renewed for New Season on TLC," 12 Apr. 2018 The couple—who run the popular Instagram and Facebook pages, Five Two Love, which documents their family’s journey—recently revealed the genders of the quintuplets over a Facebook Live video right from their doctor’s office. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Couple Expecting Quintuplets 'in Awe' After Struggling to Conceive for Five Years," 30 Jan. 2018 Last May, Briana and Jordan Driskell welcomed quintuplets after years of infertility struggles. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Baby Quintuplets Celebrate 9 Months with Adorable Harry Potter-Themed Photo Shoot," 6 Feb. 2018 Most recent data shows there were just 24 quintuplet or sextuplet deliveries out of 3.9 million total births nationwide in 2015. Anna Beahm, AL.com, "Huntsville Hospital welcomes first set of sextuplets born at the hospital," 13 Dec. 2017 The 18-minute video shows the quintuplets looking out the window at the rainy weather, and their parents figuring out new and different ways to keep them occupied while cooped up indoors. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "The Busby Family From "Outdaughtered" Posted a New Update About Hurricane Harvey," 1 Sep. 2017

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1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of quintuplet

: one of five babies that are born at the same time to the same mother


quin·tu·plet | \kwin-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-\

Kids Definition of quintuplet

1 : one of five offspring born at one birth

2 : a combination of five of a kind


quin·tu·plet | \kwin-ˈtəp-lət, -ˈt(y)üp-; ˈkwint-əp- \

Medical Definition of quintuplet 

1 : one of five children or offspring born at one birth

2 quintuplets plural : a group of five such offspring

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