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quin·tet

also quin·tette  (kwĭn-tĕt′)
n.
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.]
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quintet

(kwɪnˈtɛt) or

quintette

n
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]
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quin•tet

or quin•tette

(kwɪnˈtɛt)

n.
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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
مَجْموعَةٌ خُماسِيَّة مِن المُغَنّين
kvintetkvinteto
kvintet
kvintettötös
kvintett
kvintetas
kvintets
kvinteto
beş çalgılı müzik parçasıbeşlikentet

quintet

quintette [kwɪnˈtet] N (gen) → quinteto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

quintet

quintette [kwɪnˈtet] n
(= group of five musicians, singers) → quintette m
(= piece of music) → quintette m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

quintet(te)

n (Mus: = group of five) → Quintett nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

quintet

quintette [kwɪnˈtɛt] nquintetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quintet

(kwinˈtet) noun
1. a group of five singers or people playing musical instruments.
2. a piece of music written for such a group.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
In the cuddy we were only five, but a more uneven quintette I defy you to convene.
[beaucoup moins que]Tres grande variete donc dans le choix des formations, du philarmonique aux solistes, en passant par les trios, quatuors ou quintettes qui nous feront ecouter Brahms, Schumann, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt ou Prokofiev le temps d'un week-end reve, pendant lequel la musique va se reapproprier les rivages et les rempart de la Cite des Alizes et ouvrir toutes grandes nos portes, a son universalite et a ses promesses les plus exaltantes.[beaucoup plus grand que] a-t-il ajoute.