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quint

1

[ kwint, kint ]

noun

  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.


quint

2

[ kwint ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. a quintuplet.

quint.

3

abbreviation for

  1. (in prescriptions) fifth.

quint

1

noun

  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


quint

2

/ kwɪnt /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quint1

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

Origin of quint2

First recorded in 1930–35; shortened form

Origin of quint3

From the Latin word quīntus

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quint1

C17: from French quinte, from Latin quintus fifth

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Example Sentences

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.

With Mrs. Carew Captain Quint exchanged reminiscences of travel on distant seas.

She was speaking for a purpose, and Quint very innocently answered the question in her mind.

Quint was a black-haired, good-looking youth who rode the range for the A T O outfit.

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