sextuplet

noun

sex·​tu·​plet seks-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce sextuplet (audio)
-ˈtü-;
-ˈtyü-;
ˈsek-st(y)ə- How to pronounce sextuplet (audio)
1
: a combination of six of a kind
2
: one of six offspring produced in the same pregnancy
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.
Recent Examples on the Web The other kids — Jon and ex-wife Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets — graduated from high school. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 9 June 2023 The dissolution of the couple’s relationship led to a highly contentious custody battle for their children (a set of twins and sextuplets) with each party demanding primary custody. Colin Scanlon, Redbook, 8 May 2023 This past May, Entertainment Tonight reported that Hannah, another sextuplet, also lives with Jon and Collin. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2022 Jon and Kate share 15-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah and 19-year-old twins Cara and Mady. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2019 Since then, Kate has been focused on raising their eight children:twins Mady and Cara, both 18, and 15-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, 10 June 2019 But how do the sextuplets — Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Joel, Hannah, and Leah —feel about their mom's dating escapades? Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 8 July 2019 But one Virginia couple kept trying, and became the new parents to sextuplets earlier this month. Emma Baty, Redbook, 26 May 2017 Eric and Courtney Waldrop welcomed sextuplets in December, and now the proud parents will star in their own TLC documentary about life at home with their six new babies. Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, 23 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sextuplet was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Sextuplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sextuplet. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sextuplet

noun
sex·​tu·​plet sek-ˈstəp-lət How to pronounce sextuplet (audio) -ˈst(y)üp- How to pronounce sextuplet (audio)
ˈsek-st(y)əp-
1
: a combination of six of a kind
2
: one of six offspring born at one birth

Medical Definition

sextuplet

noun
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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