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1. Music
a. A composition for six voices or six instruments.
b. A group of six singers or six instrumentalists.
2. A group of six.

[Alteration of sestet.]


(sɛksˈtɛt) ,




1. (Music, other) music a group of six singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
2. a group of six people or things
[C19: variant of sestet, with Latinization of ses-]


or sex•tette


1. any group or set of six.
a. a company of six singers or players.
b. a musical composition for six voices or instruments.
[1835–45; Latinized variant of sestet; see sex-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sextet - a musical composition written for six performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.sextet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and onesextet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
3.sextet - six performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
4.sextet - 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"
5.sextet - six people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
مَجْموعَة من 6 مُغَنين او موسيقيين
altılı için bestelenmiş parçaaltılı korosekstet


sextette [seksˈtet] N (Mus) (= players, composition) → sexteto m


[ˌsɛksˈtɛt] nsextuor msex toy naccessoire m (érotique)


nSextett nt


[sɛksˈtɛt] nsestetto


(seksˈtet) noun
1. a group of six singers or musicians.
2. a piece of music composed for such a group.
References in classic literature ?
The sextet may have either two or three rimes, and these may be arranged in almost any order.
This time six musicians from the orchestra will meet on stage and present two string sextets by Russian romantic composer Alexander Borodin and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The 2009 Pulitzer prize-winning Double Sextet was the highlight, performed here with two 'live' sextets.
The week culminated in a performance of Dauprat's complete Sextets for horns and Gallay's Grand Quartet.
These composers' sextets indicate they've found depths of musical passion with a dip into sublimity that will suffuse the rest of their musical life, deepening their work even as they return to compositions for less than six.
FLOBOTS - FIGHT WITH TOOLS FOR those not up on their alternative rap/rock sextets, Flobots are exactly that.
The ensemble, made up of members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, played the two Brahms sextets as part of Leamington Music's Beethoven and Brahms Festival, and they thrilled a large audience at the Royal Pump Rooms.
Although Sinatra is primarily famous for his work with various Big Bands, and performing with arrangers such as Nelson Riddle, he was known to play many more intimate venues with much smaller instrum-ental ensembles, such as quartets, quintets and sextets.