any group or set of six.
Also sestet. Music.
a company of six singers or players.
a musical composition for six voices or instruments.
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How to use sextet in a sentence
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.Occult Chemistry | Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
The central sphere is also figured; the cigar follows its usual course, and its companions unite into a sextet and an octet.Occult Chemistry | Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
I thus formed an instrumental sextet, each group of which had a strictly defined part.An Autobiography | Igor Stravinsky
British Dictionary definitions for sextet
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
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