Definition of septuplet in English:


Syllabification: sep·tup·let
Pronunciation: /sepˈtəplit, sepˈt(y)o͞o-


  • 1 (usually septuplets) Each of seven children born at one birth.
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    • A father whose wife gave birth to septuplets and had in the past lost two children has thanked God for the new additions to his family.
    • When she gave birth to septuplets, she became an instant heroine.
    • When I sat down to watch the Academy Award nominations in my apartment, I felt as if I was birthing septuplets.
  • 2 Music A group of seven notes to be performed in the time of four or six.


late 19th century: from Latin septuplus (see septuple), on the pattern of words such as triplet.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody