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Meaning of QUINTET

Pronunciation:  kwin'tet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a musical composition for five performers
  2. [n]  five people considered as a unit
  3. [n]  a set of five similar things considered as a unit
  4. [n]  five performers or singers who perform together
  5. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
 

QUINTET is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: 5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintette, quintette, quintuplet, V
 
 See Also: assemblage, composition, digit, figure, gathering, musical composition, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, opus, piece, piece of music, set

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quin*tet"\, Quintette \Quin*tette"\, n. [It. quintetto,
dim. of quinto the fifth, a fifth part, from L. quintus the
fifth: cf. F. quintette. See {Quint}.] (Mus.)
A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set
of five persons who sing or play five-part music.

 

 

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