Definition of quintuplet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwɪntʊplət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪntʊplət//
; BrE BrE//kwɪnˈtjuːplət//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪnˈtjuːplət//
; BrE BrE//kwɪnˈtʌplət//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪnˈtʌplət//
(also British English, informal quin) (also North American English, informal quint)
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one of five children born at the same time to the same mother Word Originlate 19th cent.: from quintuple, on the pattern of words such as triplet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quintuplet