sestet

[ se-stet, ses-tet ]
/ sɛˈstɛt, ˈsɛs tɛt /

noun

Prosody. the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit.Compare octave(def 4a).

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Origin of sestet

1795–1805; < Italian sestetto sextet, equivalent to sest(o) (< Latin sextus sixth) + -etto -et
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British Dictionary definitions for sestet

sestet
/ (sɛˈstɛt) /

noun

prosody the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet
prosody any six-line stanza
another word for sextet (def. 1)

Word Origin for sestet

C19: from Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus, from sex six
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