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quint

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[ kwint, kint ]
/ kwɪnt, kɪnt /
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noun

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 quint

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

Definition for quint (2 of 3)

quint2
[ kwint ]
/ kwɪnt /

noun Informal.

a quintuplet.

Origin of quint

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First recorded in 1930–35; shortened form

Definition for quint (3 of 3)

quint.

abbreviation

(in prescriptions) fifth.

Origin of quint.

From the Latin word quīntus
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Example sentences from the Web for quint

  • In the very beginning of the introduction three ugly quints follow each other in quick succession.

  • I shall be paying for my mutton-chops at the club at so many quints a chop yet.

    The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for quint (1 of 2)

quint1

noun

(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)

quint2
/ (kwɪnt) /

noun

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