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sextet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a musical composition written for six performers [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
2: 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]
3: six performers or singers who perform together [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
4: a set of six similar things considered as a unit [syn: sextet, sextette, sestet]
5: six people considered as a unit [syn: sextet, sextette, sixsome]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: alteration of sestet Date: 1841 1. a musical composition for six instruments or voices 2. a group or set of six: as a. the performers of a sextet b. a hockey team

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also sextette) 1 Mus. a composition for six voices or instruments. 2 the performers of such a piece. 3 any group of six. Etymology: alt. of SESTET after L sex six

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sextet Sex*tet", Sextetto Sex*tet"to, n. (Mus.) See Sestet.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sextets) 1. A sextet is a group of six musicians or singers who play or sing together. ...the Paul Rogers Sextet. N-COUNT 2. A sextet is a piece of music written for six performers. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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