[ kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo- ]
/ kwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ- /


fivefold; consisting of five parts.
five times as great or as much.
Music. having five beats to a measure.


a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.

verb (used with or without object), quin·tu·pled, quin·tu·pling.

to make or become five times as great.

Origin of quintuple

1560–70; < Middle French < New Latin or Medieval Latin quīntuplus, derivative of quīntus fifth (see quint1), on the model of duplus duple, quadruplus quadruple
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British Dictionary definitions for quintuple


/ (ˈkwɪntjʊpəl, kwɪnˈtjuːpəl) /


to multiply by five


five times as much or as many; fivefold
consisting of five parts


a quantity or number five times as great as another

Word Origin for quintuple

C16: from French, from Latin quintus, on the model of quadruple
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