• WordNet 3.6
    • n quintet a musical composition for five performers
    • n quintet five people considered as a unit
    • n quintet a set of five similar things considered as a unit
    • n quintet five performers or singers who perform together
    • n quintet the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quintet (Mus) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quintet In music: A movement for five solo parts, either vocal or instrumental. Instrumental quintets are essentially similar to quartets.
    • n quintet A company of five singers or players who perform quintets.
    • n quintet A bicycle made to carry five.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quintet kwin-tet′ a musical composition for five voices or instruments: a company of five singers or players.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. quintetto, dim. of quinto, the fifth, a fifth part, from L. quintus, the fifth: cf. F. quintette,. See Quint
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. quintetto, dim. of quinto, a fifth part—L. quintus, fifth—quinque, five.


In literature:

I can't say whether Madame Virginsky knew anything about the existence of the quintet.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I also beg to announce that shortly a new original quintet of my composition, in C major, Op.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
Prince Paul Esterhazy's courier, De Smidt, took the Quintet and the Sonata with him.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
The remaining four atoms of the quintet divide into two duads.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
The justification for the quintet is its beauty and the fact that it finds expression for the feeling of the moment.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
A very strong quintet it was; that is to say, strong on volume.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Quintet in E-flat, for pianoforte and wind, Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
The "Quintet" ends with a splendid Allegro.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
It also found a quintet of enraged black-clad girls, nursing sundry bruises and vows of vengeance.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
The Lippheim quintet, in its sober way, held a small but dignified position.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick

In news:

The six songs on Primitive Ways, the second EP from Raleigh quintet Oulipo, shouldn't last 27 minutes.
When New York City-based quintet Endwell were recording their third album, Punishment , they were obsessed with a wide variety of influences, including electronic music, Elliott Smith, and the Beatles.
The Claudia Quintet Royal Toast.
Celebrate a belated St Patrick's Day with the female Irish quintet that's taken the world by storm--"Celtic Woman".
This live performance of the Kentucky String Quintet was recorded April 3, 2011 on Showdown in the studios of WOUB.
The Frenzy Trio Quintet plays games with free jazz.
The brass quintet of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra returned to Marco Island, the Phil's original home, for a performance Wednesday evening at JCMI.
Baroque Music Composed and Performed by Robotic String Quintet .
Stereophile 's Clarinet Quintet CD The Antony Michaelson Quintet .
The Antony Michaelson Quintet .
Songs To The Virgin With Copperleaf Quintet : Choral Chamber Music At The San Antonio Museum of Art.
Quintet members are Adam Loudin and Andrew Scott of Buckhannon.
Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform its fall recital at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Nov 27, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University.
Gypsy Jazz with the John Jorgenson Quintet and Tom Conway.
Teen quintet to play with Pops.

In science:

The quintet g, h, k, bk, t will be fixed throughout the paper.
Generalized Harish-Chandra modules with generic minimal $\frak k$-type
Armed with this notation let’s look at any quintet of numbers from i − 1 to i + 3.
Probability distribution of distances between local extrema of random number series
It is necessary to divide the probability of the quintet by the probability of the maximum in its first three numbers (triplet).
Probability distribution of distances between local extrema of random number series
It is known that the real A5 quintet has two quintic invariants, and two cubic invariants.
Quintics with Finite Simple Symmetries
We identify and construct one quintic and one cubic A6 invariant from its quintet representation.
Quintics with Finite Simple Symmetries