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also quin·tette  (kwĭn-tĕt′)
1. Music
a. A composition for five voices or five instruments.
b. A group of five singers or five instrumentalists.
2. A group of five.

[Probably from Italian quintetto, diminutive of quinto, fifth, from Latin quīntus; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]


(kwɪnˈtɛt) or


1. (Music, other) a group of five singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
2. any group of five
[C19: from Italian quintetto, from quinto fifth]


or quin•tette


1. any set or group of five persons or things.
2. a group of five singers or players.
3. a musical composition scored for five voices or instruments.
[1805–15; < French quintette < Italian quintetto, diminutive of quinto fifth< Latin quīntus]

Quintet, Quintette

 any set of five; things arranged for five people; a set of five people who play or sing five-part music.
Example: quintette of strings, 1880.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quintet - a musical composition for five performersquintet - a musical composition for five performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.quintet - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and onequintet - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
3.quintet - five performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
4.quintet - a set of five similar things considered as a unit
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
5.quintet - five people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
مَجْموعَةٌ خُماسِيَّة مِن المُغَنّين
beş çalgılı müzik parçasıbeşlikentet


quintette [kwɪnˈtet] N (gen) → quinteto m


quintette [kwɪnˈtet] n
(= group of five musicians, singers) → quintette m
(= piece of music) → quintette m


n (Mus: = group of five) → Quintett nt


quintette [kwɪnˈtɛt] nquintetto


(kwinˈtet) noun
1. a group of five singers or people playing musical instruments.
2. a piece of music written for such a group.
References in classic literature ?
Thorley Chivers, but who, having received a Papal title, had resumed her first husband's patronymic, and called herself the Marchioness Manson, because in Italy she could turn it into Manzoni) the little girl received an expensive but incoherent education, which included "drawing from the model," a thing never dreamed of before, and playing the piano in quintets with professional musicians.
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com)-- Texas Tech University[R] Graduate Brass Quintet
The possible range of ensembles that could be written for include the following: small instrumental ensemble - guitar quintet, saxophone quintet etc school or youth choirs rock groups brass and wind ensembles string ensembles/orchestras combined ensembles it is intended that two to four opportunities will be created within the context of the available budget.
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The Quintet of Attorneys-General, which first met in 2009, would see officials from Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the host country exchange experience and knowledge to improve cooperation on cross-border legal issues, New Zealand Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson said in a statement Tuesday.