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Quintet   /kwɪntˈɛt/   Listen
Quintet

noun
1.
A musical composition for five performers.  Synonym: quintette.
2.
The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.  Synonyms: 5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintuplet, V.
3.
Five performers or singers who perform together.  Synonym: quintette.
4.
A set of five similar things considered as a unit.  Synonyms: quintette, quintuple, quintuplet.
5.
Five people considered as a unit.  Synonyms: fivesome, quintette.






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"Quintet" Quotes from Famous Books



... same time, Lonnie, whistling cheerfully, drew his legs out of the suit, shook it straight and hung it back on the wall. He was sure now. As sure as he was that the little biochemist and his wife and quintet of daughters would not want for neo-hyperacth or anything else any longer. He giggled a little, thinking of Jason crouched on the bench, glaring vacantly, utterly unconscious of Lonnie passing across the grass so ...
— Zero Data • Charles Saphro

... the boats, we lined up on the shore and had a song. It was a quintet, consisting of a Frenchman, an Englishman, an Irishman, a Cornishman, and a German. A very strong quintet it was; that is to say, strong on volume. As to quality—we weren't thrusting ourselves upon an audience. The river and the sky didn't ...
— The River and I • John G. Neihardt



Words linked to "Quintet" :   gathering, musical group, piece of music, opus, composition, digit, figure, musical composition, piece, musical organisation, assemblage, set, musical organization



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