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Noun1.sextette - six performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
2.sextette - 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"
3.sextette - six people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
4.sextette - 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"
References in classic literature ?
Cecil and Lucy turned up at four o'clock, and these, with little Minnie Beebe, made a somewhat lugubrious sextette upon the upper lawn for tea.
Wolfgang Ruf, for example, suggests that both of Brahms's string sextets occupy a space between standard chamber genres and orchestral music ("Die zwei Sextette von Brahms--Eine analytische Studie" in Brahms-Analysen: Referate der Kieler Tagung 1983, ed.
He turned down Bond around this time, claiming he was too young for the part and made several forgettable films instead, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell, and Sextette.