[ kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit ]
/ kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt /
any group or combination of four.
quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
one of four such children or offspring.
Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three.
What Are Some Words For Sibling Pairs?These days, giving birth to twins is increasingly common. As many as 5 out of every 1,000 babies born shared a womb with their sibling. While cute and adorable are some starter words to use when welcoming new babies, here's a look at the lexicon to haul out when welcoming multiples!
tetralogy, tetrad, quaternity, quadrivium, quadruple, quaternion, quaternary, quadrumvirate, quadruplets, quartet, quadrangle, quadrant, quadrigeminal, quadraphonic
- quadruple run,
- quadruple time,
Origin of quadruplet
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Examples from the Web for quadruplet
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
/ (ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt, kwɒˈdruːplɪt) /
one of four offspring born at one birthOften shortened to: quad
a group or set of four similar things
music a group of four notes to be played in a time value of three
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[ kwŏ-drōō′plĭt, -drŭp′lĭt, kwŏd′rə-plĭt ]
One of four offspring born in a single birth.
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