Etymology
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sestet (n.)

1801, in music, from Italian sestetto, diminutive of sesto "sixth," from Latin sextus (see Sextus). Same as sextet. More usually "the concluding two stanzas (six lines) of a sonnet" (1859).

updated on June 12, 2022

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Definitions of sestet from WordNet

sestet (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one;
Synonyms: six / " / vi / sixer / sise / Captain Hicks / half a dozen / sextet / sextuplet / hexad
sestet (n.)
six performers or singers who perform together;
Synonyms: sextet / sextette
sestet (n.)
a set of six similar things considered as a unit;
Synonyms: sextet / sextette
sestet (n.)
a musical composition written for six performers;
Synonyms: sextet / sextette
sestet (n.)
a rhythmic group of six lines of verse;
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