[ seks-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, seks-too-plit, -tyoo- ]
/ sɛksˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈsɛks tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ- /
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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.
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Sextuplet—a group of six notes to be performed in the time ordinarily given to four of the same value.
The sextuplet differs from a pair of triplets in having but one accent.
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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