sestet


ses·tet

noun \ses-ˈtet\

Definition of SESTET

:  a stanza or a poem of six lines; specifically :  the last six lines of an Italian sonnet

Origin of SESTET

Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus — more at sext
First Known Use: circa 1859

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