sex·​tet | \ seks-ˈtet How to pronounce sextet (audio) \

Definition of sextet

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

Examples of sextet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His instrumental sextet locks into a deep groove that allows for stirring solos from both Noori and haunting tenor saxophonist Naji., 11 Aug. 2022 Howard was referring to the sextet of clubs that has shaped the past 20 years of the Premier League, including last year’s top two, plus Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 The clip, which opens with a cheeky, Star Wars-type crawl, portrays the sextet as tough lawmen in some future-past Wild West, charged with taking on a dastardly villain played by beloved tough guy Danny Trejo. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2022 The conversation whipped from deeply funny to deadly serious, as the sextet doled out a mix of stories and advice. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 But after about two years, feeling a need to perform with a smaller ensemble based in New York City, he was recruited to join the Jazztet, a sextet formed by the trumpeter Art Farmer and the saxophonist Benny Golson. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 9 June 2022 As the weather warms, more hits and homers should follow – especially on a Braves team that could have a sextet of 30-homer hitters in Acuña, Olson, Albies, Riley, Duvall, and Ozuna. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The classical sextet Picosa streams at 4 p.m. Tickets via Gary Graff, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 This English-language show tells the captivating, true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a mixed Gentile and Jewish men’s singing sextet and comic act. Deroy Murdock, National Review, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sextet

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sextet

alteration of sestet

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24 Aug 2022

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“Sextet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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