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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.
The Senior Wind Division Bronze Medal ($2,000) was awarded to Eos Sextet of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
A visit to Bahrain by a sextet ensemble from the British Paraorchestra, the world's first professional ensemble of disabled musicians, has proved so successful that plans are underway to invite the full orchestra to perform here, writes Stan Szecowka.
Typically tuneful and rather Germanic, it ties in beautifully with Mozart's String sextet after the Sinfonia Concertante, K.
The Piazzolla Sextet includes two musicians - violinist Fernando Suarez-Paz and double-bass player Horacio Cabarcos - who played with Piazzolla himself as well as Alejandro Guerschberg on bandoneon, Nicolas Guerschberg on piano, Esteban Falabella on guitar, and Daniel 'Pipi' Piazzolla, the maestro's grandson, on drums.
The extent of uranium enrichment, schedule for lifting the anti-Iranian sanctions, and the duration time needed to achieve the comprehensive nuclear agreement were among the issues discussed in the trilateral meeting before tomorrow's session of the Sextet with Iran.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iran's negotiating team in talks with the six major world powers underlined that Tehran is resolved to do its best to remove possible barriers in the way of concluding a permanent deal with the Sextet, and urged the opposite side to do the same.
VIENNA, March 2 (KUNA) -- Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi hinted at the possibility of extending nuclear negotiations with the Sextet of world powers for six months to reach a final comprehensive solution.
The program notes also point out that the sextet was written for seven, not six instruments.
To play any one of Strauss's Capriccio Sextet, Brahms's B Flat Major Sextet and Tchaikovsky's Souvenirs de Florence at a single concert is an achievement, to play all three is a tour de force.
NORTH Wales Jazz will be presenting the brilliant young sextet The Brownfield Byrne Hot 6 led by trumpet and tenor sax players Jamie Brownfield and Liam Byrne on Tuesday (October 29) at the Royal British Legion at Llay.
The tenor and soprano saxophonist, as well as occasional Northumbrian piper, turned 60 in May and Jazzlines has commissioned a new sextet piece from him to celebrate this milestone.