Pronunciation: (kwin-tup'lit, -tOO'plit, -tyOO'-, kwin'too-plit, -tyoo-), [key]
1. any group or combination of five, esp. of the same kind.
2. quintuplets,five children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
3. one of five such children or offspring.
4. Music.a group of five notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for four.
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