[ ok-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-; ok-too-plit, -tyoo- ]
/ ɒkˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-; ˈɒk tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ- /


a group, series, or combination of eight related items.
Music. a group of eight notes that are to be played or sung in the same time as six notes of equal value.

Nearby words

  1. octoroon,
  2. octosyllabic,
  3. octosyllable,
  4. octroi,
  5. octuple,
  6. octuplicate,
  7. octyl alcohol,
  8. octyl phenol,
  9. ocul-,
  10. ocular

Origin of octuplet

First recorded in 1850–55; octuple + -et

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