Definition of sextuple in English:

Share this entry

sextuple

Pronunciation: /sekˈstyo͞opəl/
/ˌseksˈtəpəl/

adjective

[attributive]
1Consisting of six parts or things.
Example sentences
  • But the legendary creations disappeared in July, when Rosa, a married, 60-year-old father of two, underwent sextuple heart bypass surgery.
1.1Six times as much or as many.
Example sentences
  • But a 10-foot birdie putt on the 376-yard 15th put Goosen back in sole possession of top spot and he then safely negotiated a final hole which an hour earlier had seen Swede Peter Hedblom put three balls in the water for a sextuple bogey 11.
  • Though Live's still going strong (after this mini-tour, they're going back into the studio to record the follow-up to their latest disc, V, working title VI), they're a bit back from sextuple platinum.
  • It's tougher to find quadruple, quintuple, and sextuple homophones.

noun

A sixfold number or amount.

verb

[with object]
Multiply by six; increase sixfold.
Example sentences
  • Doctors have long known that family history predicts the condition, but a recent study found having a mother with the disease at age 55 or younger sextupled the risk in offspring.
  • He has also, according to the political parties, nearly sextupled the allowance the royal palace gets from the state.
  • Her voice, tripled or sextupled in harmony, was the vocal version of his slide-guitar style.

Derivatives

sextuply

Pronunciation: /-plē/
adverb

Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin sextuplus, formed irregularly from Latin sex 'six', on the pattern of late Latin quintuplus 'quintuple'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sex·tu·ple

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.