Sennet
Sennet Sen"net, n. (Zo["o]l.) The barracuda. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sennet — Sen net, n. [Properly, a sign given for the entrance or exit of actors, from OF. sinet, signet, dim. of signe. See {Signet}.] A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sennet — [sen′it] n. [prob. via Anglo Fr < OFr senet, var. of signet: see SIGNET] a trumpet call used as a signal for ceremonial entrances and exits in Elizabethan drama …   English World dictionary

  • sennet — sennet1 /sen it/, n. any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet), ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America. [1665 75; orig. uncert.] sennet2 /sen it/, n. (in Elizabethan drama) a set of notes… …   Universalium

  • sennet — noun Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete signet signal Date: circa 1590 a signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sennet — noun a signal call given on a cornet or trumpet, given for entrance on or exit from a theatrical stage …   Wiktionary

  • sennet — n. trumpet call used for ceremonious stage entrance or exit of actors; barracuda of western Atlantic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sennet — [ sɛnɪt] noun (in the stage directions of Elizabethan plays) a call on a trumpet or cornet to signal the ceremonial entrance or exit of an actor. Origin C16: perh. a var. of signet …   English new terms dictionary

  • sennet — sen·net …   English syllables

  • sennet — sen•net [[t]ˈsɛn ɪt[/t]] n. a flourish on trumpet or cornet to signal the entrance or exit of actors, esp. in Elizabethan drama • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • sennet — /ˈsɛnət/ (say senuht) noun a call on a trumpet or the like to announce the entrance or exit of actors in Elizabethan drama. {variant of signet} …   Australian English dictionary

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