quintet

or quin·tette

[ kwin-tet ]
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noun
  1. any set or group of five persons or things.

  2. an organized group of five singers or players.

  1. a musical composition scored for five voices or instruments.

Origin of quintet

1
1805–15; <French quintette<Italian quintetto, diminutive of quintofifth <Latin quīntus

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British Dictionary definitions for quintet

quintet

quintette

/ (kwɪnˈtɛt) /


noun
  1. a group of five singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group

  2. any group of five

Origin of quintet

1
C19: from Italian quintetto, from quinto fifth

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Cultural definitions for quintet

quintet

A group of five musicians; also, a piece of music for five instruments or voices.

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