Definition of octuplet in English:

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Pronunciation: /äkˈtəplit/ Pronunciation: /-ˈt(y)o͞o-/


(usually in plural octuplets)
Each of eight children born at one birth.
Example sentences
  • Of course, we still see twins, triplets, and octuplets (their poor mothers!) in games.
  • The smallest of the week-old octuplets, born to a Houston woman, died early today after the infant's heart and lungs gave out.
  • Her counsel told Mr Justice Park she ‘retained Max Clifford to market the media interest in the fact that she had become pregnant with octuplets.’

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Syllabification: oc·tup·let

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