[ seks-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, seks-too-plit, -tyoo- ]
/ sɛksˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈsɛks tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ- /


a group or combination of six things.
one of six offspring born at one birth.
sextuplets, six children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
Music. a group of six notes of equal value performed in the same time normally taken to perform four.

Origin of sextuplet

1850–55; sextuple + -et; cf. triplet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sextuplet

/ (ˈsɛkstjʊplɪt) /


one of six offspring born at one birth
a group of six things
music a group of six notes played in a time value of four
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