noun \seks-ˈtet\

: a piece of music written for six performers

: a group of six people or things; especially : a group of six singers or musicians who perform together

Full Definition of SEXTET

:  a musical composition for six instruments or voices
:  a group or set of six: as
a :  the performers of a sextet
b :  a hockey team

Origin of SEXTET

alteration of sestet
First Known Use: 1841

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


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