Definition of quintuplet
1 : a combination of five of a kind
2 : one of five offspring born at one birth
Recent Examples of quintuplet from the Web
In 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
In 2015, there were roughly 4 million live births in the United States, and 24 of those were quintuplets or higher-order births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the nearly 4 million live births in the U.S. in 2015, only 24 were quintuplets or other higher-order births.
Read the full interview with the surviving Dionne quintuplets at the New York Times.
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First Known Use of quintuplet
QUINTUPLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quintuplet for English Language Learners
: one of five babies that are born at the same time to the same mother
QUINTUPLET Defined for Kids
Definition of quintuplet for Students
1 : one of five offspring born at one birth
2 : a combination of five of a kind
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