quintuplet

noun
quin·​tu·​plet | \ kwin-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) , -ˈtü-, -ˈtyü-; ˈkwin-tə- How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) \

Definition of quintuplet

1 : a combination of five of a kind
2 : one of five offspring produced in the same pregnancy

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Adam and Danielle Busby, the stars of TLC's Outdaughtered, certainly have their hands full between their oldest daughter and their 3-year-old quintuplets. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Danielle Busby Opens up About Devastating Infertility Struggles Before Getting Pregnant With Quints," 17 July 2018 Well, either five sets of triplets or three sets of quintuplets. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 17 Recap: Are Sheldon and Amy Ready to Have Kids?," 8 Mar. 2019 The quintuplets are named Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate, and Riley Paige. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About the Busby Quints, the Cutest Stars of 'OutDaughtered'," 10 July 2018 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

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1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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quintuplet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quintuplet

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

quintuplet

noun
quin·​tu·​plet | \ kwin-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) , -ˈtü-\

Kids Definition of quintuplet

1 : one of five offspring born at one birth
2 : a combination of five of a kind

quintuplet

noun
quin·​tu·​plet | \ kwin-ˈtəp-lət How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) , -ˈt(y)üp-; ˈkwint-əp- How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) \

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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