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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.
Victor Ewald (1860-1935) was a Russian string quartet cellist, horn player and composer whose four brass quintets are some of the earliest and best in the format.
Ensembles can range from duets to quintets or more, playing pieces from all musical periods on instruments including strings, winds and vocals.
The Graduate Brass Quintets members have been together since August of 2013 and continue to grow musically as well as being recognized at Texas TechTM and in the community.
197-223), she is able to demonstrate that this once-missing lot containing manuscript parts to ten viola quintets and four guitar quintets, previously described as autograph, in fact contains no autograph material but is the work of Louis Picquot and three other unidentified copyists working for him.
Although the essentially sprightlier recording of the quintets on the Naxos label is excellent, in his work with sound Klansky goes even further than Karel Kosarek.
This concert includes two quintets by Mozart - the string quintet and the clarinet quintet - as well as Brahms's Second String Quintet.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Elgar's birth we'll be performing his piano quintet and, continuing the English theme, the Stanford Fantasy Quintets get a rare outing.
By putting students in faculty chamber music groups, such as woodwind and brass quintets, string quartets or piano trios, the student has the opportunity to work with faculty mentors as fellow chamber musicians.
THE Belgrade Theatre is welcoming two quintets as part of Coventry Jazz Festival.
Knowing violinist Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante ensemble from a number of previous recordings, I rather expected this outing of Boccherini string quintets to be extremely fast paced and perhaps lacking in charm.