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septuplet

Line breaks: sep¦tu|plet
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛptjʊplɪt
 
, sɛpˈtjuːplɪt
 
/

Definition of septuplet in English:

noun

1 (usually septuplets) Each of seven children born at one birth.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
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