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).

Origin of sestet

1795–1805; < Italian sestetto sextet, equivalent to sest(o) (< Latin sextus sixth) + -etto -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sestet

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012