[ kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit ]
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  1. any group or combination of four.

  2. quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy.

  1. one of four such children or offspring.

  2. Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three.

Origin of quadruplet

1780–90; quadruple + -et (modeled on triplet)

Words Nearby quadruplet

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How to use quadruplet in a sentence

  • But if, quite satisfied with your service, I propose to you five quadruplet instead of four, you would accept it without doubt.

    The Guide of the Desert | Gustave Aimard

British Dictionary definitions for quadruplet


/ (ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt, kwɒˈdruːplɪt) /

  1. one of four offspring born at one birth: Often shortened to: quad

  2. a group or set of four similar things

  1. music a group of four notes to be played in a time value of three

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