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

Examples of quintuplet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon-to-be parents Jacob, 22, and Hannah, 20, are expecting quintuplets — three girls and two boys. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Barberton couple ‘excited to meet’ their quintuplets soon," 18 Feb. 2020 Within six hours of their birth, the Dionne quintuplets - Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie and Marie - were photographed for all the world to see. Gillian Brockell, chicagotribune.com, "The exploitation of the Dionne quintuplets: Girls were raised in a ‘baby zoo’ and shown off at 1933 Chicago World’s Fair," 4 Nov. 2019 During the episode, one fan made a comment on Twitter about Adam and Danielle having locks on the bedroom doors of their quintuplets. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Outdaughtered' Dad Adam Busby Responds to Viewer Who Called Out His "Bad" Parenting Move," 12 June 2019 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'," 11 June 2019 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'," 11 June 2019 In 1963, Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, S.D., gave birth to four girls and a boy, the first known surviving quintuplets in the United States. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops entered Moscow following the Battle of Borodino to find the Russian city largely abandoned and parts set ablaze.," 14 Sep. 2019 In 1963, Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, S.D., gave birth to four girls and a boy, the first known surviving quintuplets in the United States. orlandosentinel.com, "Today in history: September 14," 14 Sep. 2019 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'," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of quintuplet

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Quintuplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintuplet. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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quintuplet

noun
How to pronounce quintuplet (audio) How to pronounce quintuplet (audio)

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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