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an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals.
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 ).
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Origin of quint1
1520–30; <French quinte (feminine of quint) <Latin quīnta, feminine of quīntusfifth
Definition for quint (2 of 3)
[ kwint ]
/ kwɪnt /
Origin of quint2
First recorded in 1930–35; shortened form
Definition for quint (3 of 3)
(in prescriptions) fifth.
Origin of quint.
From the Latin word quīntus
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British Dictionary definitions for quint (1 of 2)
(kwɪnt) an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
(kɪnt) piquet a sequence of five cards in the same suit
Word Origin for quint
C17: from French quinte, from Latin quintus fifth
British Dictionary definitions for quint (2 of 2)
/ (kwɪnt) /
US and Canadian short for quintuplet Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): quin
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