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

Definition for sennet (2 of 4)

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

2
First recorded in 1580–90; variant of signet

Definition for sennet (3 of 4)

sennet3
[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /

noun

Definition for sennet (4 of 4)

sennit

or sen·net

[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for sennet (1 of 2)

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'')

British Dictionary definitions for sennet (2 of 2)

sennit
/ (ˈsɛnɪt) /

noun

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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