noun Etymology: Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus — more at sext Date: circa 1859 a stanza or a poem of six lines; specifically the last six lines of an Italian sonnet

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  • Sestet — Ses*tet , n. [It. sestetto, fr. sesto sixth, L. sextus, fr. sex six.] 1. (Mus.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; called also {sestuor}. [Written also {sestett}, {sestette}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Poet.) The last …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sestet — англ. [сэстэ/т] sestetto ит. [сэстэ/тто] секстет …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • sestet — [ses tet′, ses′tet΄] n. [It sestetto, dim. of sesto, sixth < L sextus, sixth < sex, SIX] 1. Music SEXTET 2. a) the final six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet b) a poem or stanza of six lines …   English World dictionary

  • Sestet — A sestet is the name given to the second division of a sonnet, which must consist of an octave, of eight lines, succeeded by a sestet, of six lines. The first documented user of this poetical form was the Italian poet, Petrarch. In the usual… …   Wikipedia

  • sestet — /se stet , ses tet/, n. 1. Pros. the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit. Cf. octave (def. 4a). 2. sextet (def. 2). [1795 1805; < It sestetto SEXTET, equiv. to sest(o) ( < L sextus SIXTH) + etto ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • sestet — noun The last six lines of a poem …   Wiktionary

  • sestet — ses·tet || ses tet n. stanza or poem comprising six lines; sextet, group of six items; musical composition for six performers; six, cardinal number which is the sum of 5 and 1 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sestet — [sɛs tɛt] noun 1》 Prosody the last six lines of a sonnet. 2》 Music, rare a sextet. Origin C19: from Ital. sestetto, from sesto, from L. sextus a sixth …   English new terms dictionary

  • sestet — ses·tet …   English syllables

  • sestet — ses•tet [[t]sɛˈstɛt, ˈsɛs tɛt[/t]] n. pro a group or stanza of six lines, esp. the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet • Etymology: 1795–1805; < It sestetto sextet …   From formal English to slang

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