sestet

noun ses·tet \ ses-ˈtet \

Definition of sestet

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

Origin and Etymology of sestet

Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus — more at sext


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