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quintuplet

[ kwin-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, kwin-too-plit, -tyoo- ]
/ kwɪnˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈkwɪn tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ- /
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noun
any group or combination of five, especially of the same kind.
quintuplets, five children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
one of five such children or offspring.
Music. a group of five notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for four.
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Origin of quintuplet

First recorded in 1870–75; quintuple + -et
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British Dictionary definitions for quintuplet

quintuplet
/ (ˈkwɪntjʊplɪt, kwɪnˈtjuːplɪt) /

noun
a group or set of five similar things
one of five offspring born at one birthOften shortened to: quin
music a group of five notes to be played in a time value of three, four, or some other value
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