Etymology
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sextuplet (n.)

1852, "union or combination of six things," from adjective sextuple "sixfold," patterned on triplet, etc. The meaning in music, "group of six notes to be performed in the time of four" (a double triplet) is by 1876; earlier in the same sense were sextole, sextolet (1854).

updated on July 12, 2022

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