sextuplet

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noun sex·tu·plet \seks-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-; -ˈtyü-; ˈseks-t(y)ə-\

Definition of sextuplet

  1. 1 :  a combination of six of a kind

  2. 2 :  one of six offspring born at one birth

  3. 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

  1. She gave birth to sextuplets.

1852

First Known Use of sextuplet

1852


SEXTUPLET Defined for English Language Learners

sextuplet

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noun sex·tu·plet \seks-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-; -ˈtyü-; ˈseks-t(y)ə-\

Definition of sextuplet for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

sextuplet

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

Medical Definition of sextuplet

  1. 1:  any of six offspring born at one birth

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


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