sex·​to | \ ˈseks-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce sexto (audio) \
plural sextos

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Recent Examples on the Web Now, new generations will venture onto the dance floor at Lerma’s Nite Club and hear those accordions and bajo sextos continue a grand musical tradition. Elaine Ayala,, "A shrine to conjunto music on San Antonio’s West Side will rise again," 13 July 2019 Gaxiola sings and plays bajo sexto, and his brother, Jorge, is a vocalist who plays accordion in the band. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Voz de Mando Donates Song Proceeds to Immigrant Students," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of sexto

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sexto

Latin sexto, ablative of sextus sixth

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“Sexto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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