[ seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, seks-too-puh l, -tyoo- ]
/ sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ- /


consisting of six parts; sexpartite.
six times as great or as many.
Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.

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

to make or become six times as great.

Origin of sextuple

1620–30; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sextuple

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

  • The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.

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

  • 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)

British Dictionary definitions for sextuple

/ (ˈsɛkstjʊpəl) /


a quantity or number six times as great as another


six times as much or many; sixfold
consisting of six parts or members
(of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar

Word Origin for sextuple

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