sextet

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noun sex·tet \seks-ˈtet\

Definition of sextet

  1. 1 :  a musical composition for six instruments or voices

  2. 2 :  a group or set of six: such asa :  the performers of a sextetb :  a hockey team

Origin and Etymology of sextet

alteration of sestet


First Known Use: 1791


SEXTET Defined for English Language Learners

sextet

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noun sex·tet \seks-ˈtet\

Definition of sextet for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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