sextuplet

noun
sex·​tu·​plet | \seks-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-;-ˈtyü-;ˈsek-st(y)ə- \

Definition of sextuplet 

1 : a combination of six of a kind

2 : one of six offspring born at one birth

3 : a group of six equal musical notes performed in the time ordinarily given to four of the same value

Examples of sextuplet in a Sentence

She gave birth to sextuplets.

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Since the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars’ separation, Jon has been focused on his DJing career and battled his ex-wife for custody of the sextuplets and 17-year-old twins Mady and Cara. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Jon Gosselin Celebrates the Fourth of July with Photo of Daughter Hannah," 4 July 2018 Gosselin’s two eldest children — twins Mady and Cara, both 17 — will go off to college in the fall of 2019, leaving Gosselin at home with her 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. Kate Coyne, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Gosselin Opens Up About Her New Dating Show: I Didn't Want to End Up an 'Old Maid'," 10 Apr. 2018 Since their separation in 2009, Jon has been focused on his DJing career and battled Kate for custody of the twins and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel, who turn 14 next month. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Why Kate Gosselin's Daughters Mady & Cara Stopped Speaking to Dad Jon: 'He Doesn't Even Know Us'," 10 Apr. 2018 In recent weeks, Jon has been spending plenty of time with Hannah; the rest of the sextuplets have been missing from the outings. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Jon Gosselin Dines with Daughter Hannah on Father's Day Weekend," 18 June 2018 After making headlines with the birth of their sextuplets, the Gosselins landed their own reality TV show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, on TLC in 2007. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Why Kate Gosselin's Net Worth Is Much Lower Than Other Reality TV Stars," 6 June 2018 In fall 2019, her two eldest children — twins Mady and Cara, both 17 — will go off to college, leaving Gosselin at home with 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Plus Date! Kate Gosselin to Star in New Series Documenting Her Love Life," 9 Apr. 2018 Eric and Courtney Waldrop’s sextuplets have finally made it home, and photographer Ashley Sargent visited them in Boaz, Alabama, this week to take pictures of the newborns with their parents and three older brothers. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "The Waldrop Sextuplets Pose for Another Photo Shoot—This Time with Their Older Brothers!," 2 Mar. 2018 In less than a week, the mother of eight’s sextuplets — Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel — will turn 14. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Gosselin Shares Photo of Her 'Beautiful Little Girls' Ahead of Their 14th Birthday," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of sextuplet

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sextuplet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sextuplet

: one of six babies born at the same time to the same mother

sextuplet

noun
sex·​tu·​plet | \sek-ˈstəp-lət, -ˈst(y)üp-; ˈsek-st(y)əp- \

Medical Definition of sextuplet 

1 : any of six offspring born at one birth

2 sextuplets plural : a group of six offspring born at one birth

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