- any group or set of six.
- Also sestet. Music.
- a company of six singers or players.
- a musical composition for six voices or instruments.
Origin of sextet
Related Words for sextetchorus, trio, cast, orchestra, band, troupe, assemblage, quintet, sextet, choir, quartet, semester, hexad, hexagram, hexagon, sextuplet, gathering, set, group, composite
Examples from the Web for sextet
Historical Examples of sextet
The greatest ensemble number in Italian opera, the sextet, has begun.The Complete Opera Book
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
As a sextet, there's no use denying that we are rather lovely to look at.The Seven Darlings
I hope you will be pleased to hear I have composed a sextet for strings.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Sextet for two clarionets, two flutes, and two bassoons; performed 1804-5.Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.)
- music a group of six singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
- a group of six people or things
Word Origin for sextet
1841, altered (by influence of German Sextett) from sestet.