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


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.

Origin of septuplet

First recorded in 1890–95; septuple + -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for septuplet

/ (sɛpˈtjuːplɪt, ˈsɛptjʊplɪt) /


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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