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sennet

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[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /
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noun
any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis(northern sennet ), ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America.
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Origin of sennet

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First recorded in 1665–75; origin unknown

Other definitions for sennet (2 of 3)

sennet2
[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /

noun
(in Elizabethan drama) a set of notes played on the trumpet or cornet to mark the entrance or exit of a group of actors.

Origin of sennet

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First recorded in 1580–90; variant of signet

Other definitions for sennet (3 of 3)

sennet3
[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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