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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rhythmic group of six lines of verse; A musical composition written for six performers; A set of six similar things considered as a unit; Six performers or singers who perform together; The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one.

Usage examples (34)
  • It is an odd sonnet, the sestet coming before the octave.
  • Speaking of names, sestet is another exceptional case: I looked it up.
  • TERCET, a group of three lines, especially in the sestet of the Italian sonnet, 102, 120.
  • When he had given the dossier back to her the octet had sprouted a sestet — rather a good one. for more
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