Sextuplet meaning

sĕk-stŭplĭt, sĕkstŭp-
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One of six offspring born in a single birth.
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A group or combination of six associated by common properties or behavior.
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A collection or group of six, usually of one kind.
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A group of six objects.
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A group of six notes having the time value of four notes of the same kind.
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Any of six offspring from the same pregnancy.
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A group of six equal notes to be played in the same time as four of the same value would be played in the set rhythm.
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One of six offspring born in a single birth.
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A group or combination of six associated by common properties or behavior.
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One of a group of six persons or animals born from the same mother during the same birth.
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(music) A group of six notes played in the time of four.
  • (music, proscribed) A group of six notes played in the time of four, with accents on the first, third and fifth notes.
  • (music, proscribed) A group of six notes played in the time of four, with accents on the first and fourth notes; a double triplet.
  • (music, proscribed) A group of six notes played in the time of four, with an accent only on the first note.
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Origin of sextuplet

  • From sextuple (modeled on triplet)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition