septuplet

[ sep-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo- ]
/ sɛpˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu- /

noun

any group or combination of seven.
one of seven offspring born at one birth.
septuplets, seven offspring born at one birth.
Music. a group of seven notes of equal value performed in the same amount of time normally taken to perform four or six.

Nearby words

  1. septulum,
  2. septum,
  3. septum pellucidum,
  4. septum penis,
  5. septuple,
  6. septuplicate,
  7. sepulcher,
  8. sepulcher, holy,
  9. sepulchral,
  10. sepulchre

Origin of septuplet

First recorded in 1890–95; septuple + -et

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British Dictionary definitions for septuplet

septuplet

/ (sɛpˈtjuːplɪt, ˈsɛptjʊplɪt) /

noun

music a group of seven notes played in a time value of six, eight, etc
one of seven offspring produced at one birth
a group of seven things
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