[kwin-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, kwin-too-plit, -tyoo-] /kwɪnˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈkwɪn tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ-/

any group or combination of five, especially of the same kind.
quintuplets, five children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
one of five such children or offspring.
Music. a group of five notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for four.
/ˈkwɪntjʊplɪt; kwɪnˈtjuːplɪt/
a group or set of five similar things
one of five offspring born at one birth Often shortened to quin
(music) a group of five notes to be played in a time value of three, four, or some other value

1873, “set of five things” (originally in music), from quintuple (adj.) with ending from triplet. In plural, “five children at one birth” it is recorded from 1889.

quintuplet quin·tu·plet (kwĭn-tŭp’lĭt, -tōō’plĭt, -tyōō’-, kwĭn’tə-plĭt)


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