Quint-major



noun
1.
See under 1 (def 2).
[kwint, kint] /kwɪnt, kɪnt/
noun
1.
an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals.
2.
Piquet. a sequence of five cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten (quint major) or a king, queen, jack, ten, and nine (quint minor)
noun
1.
(kwɪnt). an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
2.
(piquet) (kɪnt). a sequence of five cards in the same suit
/kwɪnt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) short for quintuplet Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) quin
n.

1520s, “a tax of one-fifth,” from Middle French quint, from Latin quintus “the fifth,” ordinal to quinque “five” (see quinque-). Used in English of various groups of five since 17c. First attested 1935 as a shortening of quintuplet (American English; British English prefers quin); used originally of the Dionne quintuplets, born May 28, 1934, near Callander, Ontario, Canada.
quintuplet

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