[kwin-tuh-sen-shuh l] /ˌkwɪn təˈsɛn ʃəl/
of the pure and essential essence of something:
the quintessential Jewish delicatessen.
of or relating to the most perfect embodiment of something:
the quintessential performance of the Brandenburg Concertos.
most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfect
c.1600, “purest, most refined,” from quintessence (Medieval Latin quint essentia) + -al (1). Related: Quintessentially.
[kwin-tet] /kwɪnˈtɛt/ noun 1. any set or group of five persons or things. 2. an organized group of five singers or players. 3. a musical composition scored for five voices or instruments. /kwɪnˈtɛt/ noun 1. a group of five singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group 2. any group […]
[kwin-tik] /ˈkwɪn tɪk/ Mathematics adjective 1. of the fifth degree. noun 2. a quantity of the fifth degree. 3. an equation of the fifth degree. /ˈkwɪntɪk/ adjective 1. (maths) of or relating to the fifth degree: a quintic equation
[kwin-til, -tahyl] /ˈkwɪn tɪl, -taɪl/ noun 1. Statistics. a quantile for the special case of five equal proportions. 2. Astrology. a quintile aspect. adjective 3. Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies that are one fifth of the zodiac, or 72°, apart. /ˈkwɪntaɪl/ noun (astrology) 1. an aspect of 72° between […]
[kwin-til-yuh n, -ee-uh n] /kwɪnˈtɪl yən, -i ən/ noun 1. (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus) a.d. c35–c95, Roman rhetorician. /kwɪnˈtɪljən/ noun 1. Latin name Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. ?35–?96 ad, Roman rhetorician and teacher