- 1) any of six offspring born at one birth2) sextuplets pl a group of six offspring born at one birth
* * *sex·tup·let (seks-tupґlət) [L. sextus sixth] one of six offspring produced in one gestation period.
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sextuplet — 1852, from adj. sextuple (1620s), from L. sextus sixth, from sex six (see SIX (Cf. six)). Patterned on triplet, etc … Etymology dictionary
sextuplet — ► NOUN 1) each of six children born at one birth. 2) Music a group of six notes to be performed in the time of four … English terms dictionary
sextuplet — [seks to͞o′plit, sekstup′lit; seks′tə plit] n. [dim. of SEXTUPLE] 1. any of six offspring born at a single birth 2. a collection or group of six, usually of one kind 3. Music a group of six equal notes to be played in the same time as four of the … English World dictionary
sextuplet — UK [ˈsekstjʊplət] / US [seksˈtʌplət] / US [seksˈtuplət] noun [countable] Word forms sextuplet : singular sextuplet plural sextuplets one of six brothers or sisters all born at the same time … English dictionary
sextuplet — noun Date: 1852 1. a combination of six of a kind 2. one of six offspring born at one birth 3. a group of six equal musical notes performed in the time ordinarily given to four of the same value … New Collegiate Dictionary
sextuplet — /seks tup lit, tooh plit, tyooh , seks too plit, tyoo /, n. 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… … Universalium
sextuplet — noun One of a group of six babies born from the same mother during the same birth … Wiktionary
sextuplet — sex|tu|plet [sekˈstju:plıt US ˈstʌ ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: sextuple six times (17 21 centuries), from Late Latin sextuplex, from Latin sextus sixth ] one of six people who are born at the same time and have the same mother … Dictionary of contemporary English
sextuplet — sex|tup|let [ seks tʌplət, seks tuplət ] noun count one of six brothers or sisters all born at the same time … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
sextuplet — англ. [сэкстью/плит] секстоль … Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов