quintuplet

[ kwin-tuhp-lit, -too-plit, -tyoo-, kwin-too-plit, -tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF quintuplet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUINTUPLET

Quintole, quintuplet—a group of five notes to be performed in the time ordinarily given to four notes of the same value.

WORD ORIGIN

1873, "set of five things" (originally in music), from quintuple (adj.) with ending from triplet. In plural, "five children at one birth" it is recorded from 1889.

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