Definition of Sextuplet

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one.

Exact synonyms: 6, Captain Hicks, Half A Dozen, Hexad, Sestet, Sextet, Sise, Six, Sixer, Vi
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure

Definition of Sextuplet

1. Noun. A group of six objects. ¹

2. Noun. One of a group of six persons or animals born from the same mother during the same birth. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A group of six notes played in the time of four. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sextuplet

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Literary usage of Sextuplet

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1. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"A sextuplet. Sex'tuplet. A group of 6 equal notes to be performed in the time of 4 of the ... In the true sextuplet the Ist, 3rd, and 5th notes are accented ..."

2. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"... the accents depend on whether the sextuplet arises from a pair or from a triplet. A true sextuplet arises from a triplet, and is accented as ..."

3. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"A true sextuplet arises from a triplet, and is accented as .1 triplet; for example : ' ^-~T* - ^ _ arising thus, A false sextuplet arises from a pair, ..."

4. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"See also sextet, sextuple measure The same as sextuplet sextuor ... The more modern term is compound double measure. sextuplet ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"In music, a group of six equal notes to be performed in the time of four. The true sextuplet is composed of three groups, of two notes each, being, ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"The proper sextuplet is composed of three groups, of two notes each, being, in fact, a Triplet (qv), with each of its notes subdivided into two : /Д\ t^ i Г ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"But a group composed of two successive triplets is sometimes, though not very correctly, also called a sextuplet, and written as such, though it is more ..."

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