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

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The property is listed by a sextet of agents: Tamer Howard, Raphael DeNiro, Matt DeGroot and Maggie Leigh Marshall of Douglas Elliman associated with Billy Rose and Natasha Barrett of the Agency. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "TV producer Michael Davies seeks $15 million for New York townhome," 13 Sep. 2019 The concert began with a sextet, the one by Brahms in G major, Op. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co.," 30 Aug. 2019 The first episode sets up the premise for this sextet of singletons and their co-dependency. Whitney Friedlander, CNN, "The 25 most relatable 'Friends' episodes as the show turns 25," 16 Aug. 2019 After launching a roster of themed coffee selections to mark the show’s 25th anniversary, the coffee shop chain is transforming two of its Los Angeles locations into pop-ups modeled on Central Perk, the iconic hangout of TV’s favorite sextet. Tyler Aquilina,, "Los Angeles is getting its own Friends-themed Central Perk pop-up," 15 Aug. 2019 But this sextet may be the last wave of that late 2010s ballot flush, as future years are looking sparser in terms of providing new Hall of Famers. Jon Tayler,, "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Are Heading for a Bleak Period," 19 July 2019 Each of that sextet needed a breakout moment to remain alive. J.f., The Economist, "Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defend big, bold ideas," 31 July 2019 The sextet includes some of Detroit's top players, among them Byrd, Lateef, Harris, and Kiane Zawadi (then Bernard McKinney) on euphonium. Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press, "'Jazz from Detroit': Exclusive excerpt from new book about city's remarkable jazz legacy," 30 June 2019 At the Spring NABC, Nick Nickell’s powerful sextet rolled into the final of the Vanderbilt Teams, winning their matches by a lot. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: June 11, 2019," 11 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of sextet

: 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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