[kwint, kint] /kwɪnt, kɪnt/

an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals.
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)
[kwint] /kwɪnt/
noun, Informal.
a quintuplet.
(kwɪnt). an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
(piquet) (kɪnt). a sequence of five cards in the same suit
(US & Canadian) short for quintuplet Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) quin

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.


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    [kwin-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, kwin-too-plit, -tyoo-] /kwɪnˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈkwɪn tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ-/ noun 1. any group or combination of five, especially of the same kind. 2. quintuplets, five children or offspring born of one pregnancy. 3. one of five such children or offspring. 4. Music. a group of five notes of equal value […]

  • Quintuple

    [kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-] /kwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-/ adjective 1. fivefold; consisting of five parts. 2. five times as great or as much. 3. Music. having five beats to a measure. noun 4. a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another. verb (used with […]

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  • Quintuplex

    [kwin-too-pleks, -tyoo-, kwin-too-pleks, -tyoo-, -tuhp-leks] /ˈkwɪn tʊˌplɛks, -tyʊ-, kwɪnˈtu plɛks, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp lɛks/ adjective 1. fivefold; .

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