quintuplet

noun

quin·​tu·​plet kwin-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) -ˈtü- How to pronounce quintuplet (audio)
-ˈtyü-;
ˈkwin-tə-
1
: a combination of five of a kind
2
: one of five offspring produced in the same pregnancy

Examples of quintuplet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five weeks later, the mom gave birth to the quintuplets via Cesarean section at 28 weeks and one day gestation. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 3 May 2023 The paper chronicled many milestones in the lives of the quintuplets, from their baptisms to their birthdays to their high school prom. Bslovic, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 The quintuplets have been admitted to neonatal intensive care since birth at Children’s of Mississippi. Joshua Williams, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2023 According to the news service, the hospital said the odds of conceiving quintuplets are one in 52 million. Aaron Parsley, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2023 The quintuplets, now 8, are also losing teeth, having dance recitals, and exploring new interests. Kelly Martinez, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 They were placed in a nearby hospital, which built a special nursery for them — and allowed regular public displays of the quintuplets to paying crowds. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2023 The reality series that first premiered in 2020 follows the day-to-day adventures of a family with 14 children comprising of quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins. Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 30 May 2023 Fifty years ago, Karen Anderson of Brush Prairie, Washington, celebrated Mother’s Day as the mom of newborn quintuplets. Bslovic, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quintuplet was in 1873

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“Quintuplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintuplet. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

quintuplet

noun
quin·​tu·​plet kwin-ˈtəp-lət How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) -ˈt(y)üp- How to pronounce quintuplet (audio)
ˈkwint-əp-
1
: a group of five
2
: one of five offspring born at one birth

Medical Definition

quintuplet

noun
1
: one of five children or offspring born at one birth
2
quintuplets plural : a group of five such offspring

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