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1. a quantity or number six times as great as another
2. six times as much or many; sixfold
3. consisting of six parts or members
4. (Music, other) (of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
[C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple]
sex•tu•ple (sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-)
adj., v. -pled, -pling. adj.
1. consisting of six parts.
2. six times as great or as many.
3. Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become six times as great.
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I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
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