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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.
The majority of the ensemble met whilst studying at the University of Manchester where the initial idea of a quintet was discussed.
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But it was the Vienna musician, Anton Stadler, who really fired his genius, resulting in the clarinet concerto, a Trio and the Quintet for Clarinet and strings which opens the concert at Hoylake.
The first new Dave Holland Quintet album in over three years, Critical Mass is steeped both in the jazz tradition and in the ideal of the "working band", an ensemble that performs and records together regularly.
Drummer Roy McCurdy, who played with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet from 1965 to 1975 and has worked with Chuck Mangione and Sonny Rollins.
This CD reissue is cobbled together from two LP releases of the 1970s: the Guarneri Quartet's performance of Schubert's one-movement Quartettsatz was recorded in 1970 and released on the RCA label in 1971 as LSC 3285; their recording of the C major string quintet, which features second cellist Leonard Rose, dates from 1975 and was originally issued in that year as RCA ARL1-1154.
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Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert Series will host the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's Sterling Brass Quintet.