- a company of six singers or players.
- a musical composition for six voices or instruments.
Origin of sextet
Examples from the Web for sextet
They are an introduction, a chorus, and a septet, not a sextet as he said.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas|W. J. Henderson
The preliminary encounter was a mortifying experience for the sextet of overconfident youth.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
In all, he and his sextet had captured nineteen prisoners and twenty horses.Rebel Raider|H. Beam Piper
Sextet for two violins, two violas, and two violoncellos, in four movements.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
As a sextet, there's no use denying that we are rather lovely to look at.The Seven Darlings|Gouverneur Morris
Word Origin for sextet
1841, altered (by influence of German Sextett) from sestet.