sen·​net ˈse-nət How to pronounce sennet (audio)
: a signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage

Word History


probably alteration of obsolete signet signal

First Known Use

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sennet was circa 1590

Dictionary Entries Near sennet

Cite this Entry

“Sennet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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