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

  • n. One of six offspring born in a single birth.
  • n. A group or combination of six associated by common properties or behavior.
  • n. Music A group of six notes having the time value of four notes of the same kind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A group of six objects.
  • n. One of a group of six persons or animals born from the same mother during the same birth.
  • n. A group of six notes played in the time of four.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A union or combination of six things: as, a sextuplet of elliptic springs.
  • n. In music, a group of six notes to be performed in the time of four; a double triplet. Also sestole, sextole, sextolet, ete. Compare triplet, decimole, etc.

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

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

Etymologies

From sextuple (modeled on triplet).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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