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



BrE BrE//ˈsekstʊplət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekstʊplət//
; BrE BrE//sekˈstjuːplət//
; NAmE NAmE//sekˈstjuːplət//
; BrE BrE//sekˈstʌplət//
; NAmE NAmE//sekˈstʌplət//
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one of six children born at the same time to the same mother Word Originmid 19th cent.: from sextuple (from medieval Latin sextuplus, formed irregularly from Latin sex ‘six’), on the pattern of words such as triplet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sextuplet