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sestet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad]
2: six performers or singers who perform together [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
3: a set of six similar things considered as a unit [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
4: a musical composition written for six performers [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
5: a rhythmic group of six lines of verse

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus more at sext Date: circa 1859 a stanza or a poem of six lines; specifically the last six lines of an Italian sonnet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the last six lines of a sonnet. 2 a sextet. Etymology: It. sestetto f. sesto f. L sextus a sixth

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sestet Ses*tet", n. [It. sestetto, fr. sesto sixth, L. sextus, fr. sex six.] 1. (Mus.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; -- called also sestuor. [Written also sestett, sestette.] 2. (Poet.) The last six lines of a sonnet.



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