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sextet (n.)

1841, altered (by influence of German Sextett) from sestet.

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Definitions of sextet from WordNet

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