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1. A group of six lines of poetry, especially the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet.
2. A poem or stanza containing six lines.
[Italian sestetto, from sesto, sixth, from Latin sextus; see s(w)eks in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. (Poetry) prosody the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet
2. (Poetry) prosody any six-line stanza
3. (Music, other) another word for sextet1
[C19: from Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus, from sex six]
ses•tet(sɛˈstɛt, ˈsɛs tɛt)
a group or stanza of six lines, esp. the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet.
[1795–1805; < Italian sestetto sextet]
A group of six lines.
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|Noun||1.||sestet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one|
|2.||sestet - six performers or singers who perform together|
|3.||sestet - a set of six 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"
|4.||sestet - a musical composition written for six performers|
|5.||sestet - a rhythmic group of six lines of verse|
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem