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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.]
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(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-]
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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-]
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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
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مَجْموعَة من 6 مُغَنين او موسيقيين
altılı için bestelenmiş parçaaltılı korosekstet


sextette [seksˈtet] N (Mus) (= players, composition) → sexteto m
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[ˌsɛksˈtɛt] nsextuor msex toy naccessoire m (érotique)
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nSextett nt
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[sɛksˈtɛt] nsestetto
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(seksˈtet) noun
1. a group of six singers or musicians.
2. a piece of music composed for such a group.
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References in classic literature ?
The second part contains six lines, and is therefore called the sextet, from the Latin word sex, meaning six.
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The volume will be turned up high on Wednesday with the charity classical music concert by Select Strings Sextet and the young soloists Radu Ratoi and Mihaela Agafi[R]centsa from Moldavia at Skali Aglantzia in Nicosia.
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.
Click here for more pictures The German singer performed with the Piazzolla Sextet, a group of musicians from Argentina for whom the music of Astor Piazzolla, the master of modern tango music, is second nature.
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.
In exchange for Tehran's confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and continue talks with the country to settle all problems between the two sides.