northern sennet


noun

See under sennet1.

Definition for northern sennet (2 of 2)

sennet

1
[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /

noun

any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet), ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America.

Origin of sennet

1
First recorded in 1665–75; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for northern sennet

sennet

/ (ˈsɛnɪt) /

noun

a fanfare: used as a stage direction in Elizabethan drama

Word Origin for sennet

C16: probably variant of signet (meaning ``a sign'')
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