sextuplet

sextuplet

[seks-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, seks-too-plit, -tyoo-]
noun
1.
a group or combination of six things.
2.
one of six offspring born at one birth.
3.
sextuplets, six children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
4.
Music. a group of six notes of equal value performed in the same time normally taken to perform four.

Origin:
1850–55; sextuple + -et; cf. triplet

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sextuplet (ˈsɛkstjʊplɪt)
 
n
1.  one of six offspring born at one birth
2.  a group of six things
3.  music a group of six notes played in a time value of four

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sextuplet
1852, from adj. sextuple (1626), from L. sextus "sixth," from sex "six" (see six). Patterned on triplet, etc.
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