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Definition of quintet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    quintet

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kwɪnˈtet//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪnˈtet//
     
    Pieces of music
     
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  1. 1[countable + singular or plural verb] a group of five musicians or singers who play or sing together the Miles Davis Quintet
  2. 2[countable] a piece of music for five musicians or singers a string quintet See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French quintette or Italian quintetto, from quinto ‘fifth’, from Latin quintus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quintet