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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A union or combination of six things: as, a sextuplet of elliptic springs.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

Etymologies

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

[From sextuple (modeled on triplet).]

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