Quintuplet Quin"tu*plet, n. [From {Quintuple}.] 1. A collection or combination of five of a kind. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. pl. Five children born in the same labor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Mus.) A group of five connected notes; a turn of five notes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. A cycle having five crank shafts and adapted for five riders, all of whom can assist in the propulsion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • quintuplet — (n.) 1873, set of five things (originally in music), from quintuple (adj.), 1560s, from M.Fr. quintuple, from L. quintus fifth (see QUINQUE (Cf. quinque )). In plural, five children at one birth it is recorded from 1889 …   Etymology dictionary

  • quintuplet — ► NOUN ▪ each of five children born at one birth …   English terms dictionary

  • quintuplet — [kwin tup′lit; kwin to͞o′plit, kwintyo͞o′plit; kwin′tə plət] n. [dim. of QUINTUPLE] 1. any of five offspring from the same pregnancy 2. a collection or group of five, usually of one kind …   English World dictionary

  • quintuplet — UK [ˈkwɪntjʊplət] / UK [kwɪnˈtjuːplət] / US [kwɪnˈtʌplət] noun [countable] Word forms quintuplet : singular quintuplet plural quintuplets a baby who is born at the same time as four other babies to the same mother …   English dictionary

  • quintuplet — noun Date: 1873 1. a combination of five of a kind 2. one of five offspring born at one birth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quintuplet — /kwin tup lit, tooh plit, tyooh , kwin too plit, tyoo /, n. 1. any group or combination of five, esp. of the same kind. 2. quintuplets, five children or offspring born of one pregnancy. 3. one of five such children or offspring. 4. Music. a group …   Universalium

  • quintuplet — noun One of a group of five babies born from the same mother during the same birth …   Wiktionary

  • quintuplet — One of five children born at one birth. [L. quintuplex, fivefold] * * * quin·tu·plet kwin təp lət, t(y)üp ; kwint əp n 1) one of five children or offspring born at one birth 2) quintuplets pl a group of five such offspring * * * quin·tup·let… …   Medical dictionary

  • quintuplet — Synonyms and related words: Little Phoebe, Pentateuch, Phoebe, V, cinque, fin, five, five bucks, five dollars, fiver, fivesome, mullet, pentachord, pentad, pentagon, pentagram, pentahedron, pentameter, pentapody, pentarchy, pentastich, pentathlon …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quintuplet — quin|tu|plet [ˈkwıntjuplıt, kwınˈtju:p US kwınˈtʌp ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: quintuple five times (16 21 centuries), from Late Latin quintuplex, from Latin quintus fifth ] one of five babies born to the same mother at the same time… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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