Etymology
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sextet (n.)

1841, also sextette, "work for six voices," altered (by influence of German Sextett) from sestet (q.v.). As "company or group of six persons or things" by 1873.

updated on July 11, 2022

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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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