- a company of six singers or players.
- a musical composition for six voices or instruments.
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The preliminary encounter was a mortifying experience for the sextet of overconfident youth.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
I hope you will be pleased to hear I have composed a sextet for strings.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Each central globe yields a sextet and a quartet, and the rod sets free two quartets and a peculiarly formed sextet.
The central sphere is also figured; the cigar follows its usual course, and its companions unite into a sextet and an octet.
I thus formed an instrumental sextet, each group of which had a strictly defined part.An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky