Definition of Quintuplet

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

Exact synonyms: 5, Cinque, Fin, Five, Fivesome, Little Phoebe, Pentad, Phoebe, Quint, Quintet, V
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure



2. Noun. One of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy.
Exact synonyms: Quin, Quint
Generic synonyms: Sib, Sibling

3. Noun. A set of five similar things considered as a unit.
Exact synonyms: Quintet, Quintette, Quintuple
Generic synonyms: Set

Definition of Quintuplet

1. n. A collection or combination of five of a kind.

Definition of Quintuplet

1. Noun. One of a group of five babies born from the same mother during the same birth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quintuplet

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quintuplet

1. One of five children born at one birth. Origin: L. Quintuplex, fivefold (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintuplet

quintole
quintoles
quintom
quintoms
quints
quintuple
quintuple-click
quintuple-clicked
quintuple-clicking
quintuple-clicks
quintuple-ribbed
quintuple double
quintuple doubles
quintupled
quintuples
quintuplet (current term)
quintuplets
quintuplicate
quintuplicated
quintuplicates
quintuplicating
quintupling
quintuply
quinuclidine
quinuclidines
quinuclidinyl
quinuclidinyl benzilate
quinuclidinyls
quinumvirate
quinumvirates

Literary usage of Quintuplet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) a Pronouncing Dictionary of by John Herbert Clifford (1911)
"... Many writers call this (quintuplet) the turn of the trill, but properly speaking the after-turn of the trill is only the last beat, ..."

2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"If the note is at all important, it should dissolve into a quintuplet rather than a quadruplet whenever possible. The Mozart "Rondo" ("World's Best Music," ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"... then the turn is played thus: Written Played Written Played Sometimes a turn after (or over) a short note dissolves that note into a quintuplet, ..."

4. The Influence of a Magnetic Field Upon the Spark Spectra of Iron and Titanium by Arthur Scott King (1912)
"TYPES OF SEPARATION. it being a quintuplet with three n- and two /»-components, ... The quintuplet appears least often of any of the less complex types. ..."

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