[ kwint, kint ]

  1. an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals.

  2. Piquet. a sequence of five cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten (quint major ), or a king, queen, jack, ten, and nine (quint minor ).

Origin of quint

1520–30; <French quinte (feminine of quint) <Latin quīnta, feminine of quīntusfifth

Words Nearby quint

Other definitions for quint (2 of 3)

[ kwint ]

  1. a quintuplet.

Origin of quint

First recorded in 1930–35; shortened form

Other definitions for quint. (3 of 3)


  1. (in prescriptions) fifth.

Origin of quint.

From the Latin word quīntus

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How to use quint in a sentence

  • Not only did he provide sub-octave and super-octave couplers freely, but he even added a Swell Sub-quint to Great coupler!

  • A bronze cannon of Charles-quint's time stuck its nose out of the ground by the portcullis.

    Riviera Towns | Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • With Mrs. Carew Captain quint exchanged reminiscences of travel on distant seas.

    The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
  • She was speaking for a purpose, and quint very innocently answered the question in her mind.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
  • quint was a black-haired, good-looking youth who rode the range for the A T O outfit.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for quint (1 of 2)


  1. (kwɪnt) an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed

  2. (kɪnt) piquet a sequence of five cards in the same suit

Origin of quint

C17: from French quinte, from Latin quintus fifth

British Dictionary definitions for quint (2 of 2)


/ (kwɪnt) /

  1. US and Canadian short for quintuplet Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): quin

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