sex·​tu·​plet | \ seks-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce sextuplet (audio) , -ˈtü-; -ˈtyü-; ˈsek-st(y)ə- How to pronounce sextuplet (audio) \

Definition of sextuplet

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.

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But one Virginia couple kept trying, and became the new parents to sextuplets earlier this month. Emma Baty, Redbook, "Couple Spends 17 Years Trying to Have One Baby, Gets Six Babies Instead," 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,, "New TLC Documentary Follows Alabama Couple Who Welcomed Sextuplets After Fertility Struggles," 23 Feb. 2018 As Kate notes, Mady and Cara are starting their senior year of high school this year (😱) while her sextuplets are all beginning eighth grade (😱😱). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Gosselin Posted a Back-to-School Instagram and It's Making Fans Panic," 24 Aug. 2018 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,, "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,, "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,, "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,, "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

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1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of sextuplet

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


sex·​tu·​plet | \ sek-ˈstəp-lət How to pronounce sextuplet (audio) , -ˈst(y)üp-; ˈsek-st(y)əp- How to pronounce sextuplet (audio) \

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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