sextuplet


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sex·tup·let

 (sĕk-stŭp′lĭt, sĕk′stŭp′-)
n.
1. One of six offspring born in a single birth.
2. A group or combination of six associated by common properties or behavior.
3. Music A group of six notes having the time value of four notes of the same kind.

[From sextuple (modeled on triplet).]

sextuplet

(ˈsɛkstjʊplɪt)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) one of six offspring born at one birth
2. a group of six things
3. (Music, other) music a group of six notes played in a time value of four

sex•tu•plet

(sɛksˈtʌp lɪt, -ˈtu plɪt, -ˈtyu-, ˈsɛks tʊ plɪt, -tyʊ-)

n.
1. a group or combination of six things.
2. one of six offspring born at one birth.
3. sextuplets, six children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
4. Music. a group of six notes of equal value performed in the same time normally taken to perform four.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sextuplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and onesextuplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
Translations

sextuplet

[ˈsekstjʊplɪt] Nsextillizo/a m/f

sextuplet

n (= baby)Sechsling m; (Mus) → Sextole f

sextuplet

[sɛksˈtjuːplɪt] n
a.uno/a di sei gemelli
b. (Mus) → sestina
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But life will be less hectic for sextuplet Sarah and fiance Kieran after the birth of baby Jorgie last October at 7lb 6.
But Janet, 62, from New Brighton, has finally put it all down in black and white in her first and only book, Six Little Miracles: The Heartwarming True Story of raising the World's First Sextuplet Girls.
I WAS so happy to see the Walton sextuplet girls back in the spotlight and looking so well.
But the former fashion store sales supervisor and husband Austin, both devout Catholics, insisted on putting their babies in God's hands and went ahead with the sextuplet pregnancy despite the risks.
THEY were six super-cute sextuplet sisters when the Waltons girls first made their appearance in the world in November 1983.
MANAMA: The last sextuplet born to a Bahraini couple died around noon yesterday, reports BEGENA P PRADEEP.
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NAPPY COUPLE: Sextuplet parents Nuala and Austin Conway on their wedding day in 2006
THE last surviving sextuplet born to a Bahrain couple was clinging to life last night.
What was your most memorable moment of being a sextuplet so far: "There have been too many to mention but birthdays and Christmases with my family; going to New York when we were younger, caravan holidays in Wales and the friends we met up with every year and, of course, our first day at primary school.
Sextuplet mum Jan Walton, originally a volunteer for the Newborn Appeal and fundraising manager since 1995, says: "My personal reason for supporting the Newborn Appeal is to give thanks for all the care, attention and support given to me when my sextuplets daughters were born in November 1983.