Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of nine parts or members.
  • adj. Nine times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
  • n. A ninefold amount or number.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ninefold; nine times told: as, in music, nonuple rhythm, a rhythm with nine beats to the measure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having nine units or components

Etymologies

French nonuple (on the model of quadruple, quadruple; see quadruple), from Latin nōnus, nine; see nona-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • That's Dolphin Olympics, plain and simple – and if you beat our double backflip nonuple corkscrew with gulp, we'll be mighty impressed.

    SLACKERJACK – Micro Olympics

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