sestet

noun
ses·​tet | \ ses-ˈtet How to pronounce sestet (audio) \

Definition of sestet

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

First Known Use of sestet

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sestet

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

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The first known use of sestet was circa 1859

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“Sestet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sestet. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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