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



    BrE BrE//seksˈtet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//seksˈtet//
    Pieces of music
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  1. 1[countable + singular or plural verb] a group of six musicians or singers who play or sing together
  2. 2[countable] a piece of music for six musicians or singers See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: alteration of sestet, suggested by Latin sex ‘six’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sextet