[ seks-too-puhl, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uhl, seks-too-puhl, -tyoo- ]
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  1. consisting of six parts; sexpartite.

  2. six times as great or as many.

  1. Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.

verb (used with or without object),sex·tu·pled, sex·tu·pling.
  1. to make or become six times as great.

Origin of sextuple

1620–30; <Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple

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How to use sextuple in a sentence

  • sextuple, in which there are six beats, the first and fourth being accented, the others not.

  • These sextuple legs supported a hundred feet above their bases a huge and globular body formed of clusters of the spheres.

    The Metal Monster | A. Merritt
  • I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A double sextuple press has a limit of 144,000 twelve-page papers an hour.

    News Writing | M. Lyle Spencer
  • The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.

British Dictionary definitions for sextuple


/ (ˈsɛkstjʊpəl) /

  1. a quantity or number six times as great as another

  1. six times as much or many; sixfold

  2. consisting of six parts or members

  1. (of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar

Origin of sextuple

C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple

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