• WordNet 3.6
    • n quintette a musical composition for five performers
    • n quintette five people considered as a unit
    • n quintette a set of five similar things considered as a unit
    • n quintette five performers or singers who perform together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quintette (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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quintette 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:

Out of the maze glided her quintette of familiars; again the four clicked into one.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Two months later he had produced another quintette, which proved to be a little better.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
Unlike the Hannah More quintette, they were not literary.
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
A quintette at least.
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
She was decidely soiled, this quintessence of a quintette of advertisements.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
That evening a quintette of girls gathered in Ethel's room to discuss the peculiar situation.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
Quintette, "Magic Flute," Mozart.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
The west front possesses a quintette of portals, deeply recessed, but of a decidedly mixed Gothic and Renaissance treatment as to decoration.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
This Quintette is one of remarkable power and beauty.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
The Whistling Quintette and the Whispering Choir have been engaged.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 June 7, 1890" by Various