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Sextet   /sˌɛkstˈɛt/   Listen

A musical composition written for six performers.  Synonyms: sestet, sextette.
The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one.  Synonyms: 6, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, hexad, sestet, sextuplet, sise, six, sixer, VI.
Six performers or singers who perform together.  Synonyms: sestet, sextette.
A set of six similar things considered as a unit.  Synonyms: sestet, sextette.
Six people considered as a unit.  Synonyms: sextette, sixsome.

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"Sextet" Quotes from Famous Books

... as often as possible; but each time on my lending them for that purpose, and when I can be present myself." The bargain was struck, and the ardent connoisseur agreed to pay thirty ducats for a string quartet, five and thirty for a quintet, forty for a sextet, etc., according to the style of composition. Two works were sold on the spot, and Spohr said he should devote the money to house-furnishing. Herr Von Tost undertook to provide the furniture complete, and the two made a tour among the most fashionable shops. When Spohr protested against ...
— Great Violinists And Pianists • George T. Ferris

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

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