noun \kwin-ˈtet\

: a group of five singers or musicians who perform together

: a piece of music for five singers or musicians

Full Definition of QUINTET

:  a musical composition or movement for five instruments or voices
:  a group or set of five: as
a :  the performers of a quintet
b :  a basketball team

Origin of QUINTET

quintet from Italian quintetto, from quinto fifth, from Latin quintus; quintette from French, from Italian quintetto
First Known Use: 1811


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