any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet), ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America.
Origin of sennet1
First recorded in 1665–75; origin uncertain
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 sennet2
First recorded in 1580–90;
variant of signet
a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
braided straw or grass used in making hats.
Also sin·net [sin-it] /ˈsɪn ɪt/.
Origin of sennit
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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British Dictionary definitions for sennet
a fanfare: used as a stage direction in Elizabethan drama
Word Origin for sennet
C16: probably variant of signet (meaning ``a sign'')
a flat braided cordage used on ships
plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats
Word Origin for sennit
C17: of unknown origin
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