• WordNet 3.6
    • n sextet a musical composition written for six performers
    • n sextet six people considered as a unit
    • n sextet a set of six similar things considered as a unit
    • n sextet six performers or singers who perform together
    • n sextet the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sextet (Mus) See Sestet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sextet In music:
    • n sextet A work for sis voices or instruments. Compare quartet and quintet. Also sestet, sextuor.
    • n sextet A company of six performers who sing or play sextets.
    • n sextet A bicycle for six riders.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sextet seks-tet′ (mus.) a work for six voices or instruments: a musical company of six.
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In literature:

It was after this bleating sextet that Chum was now racing.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
His large Spanish hat fell at a gesture he made, and immediately the instruments and the singers began the sextet.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Under a strong guard of Vigilance Committee police the malodorous sextet were marched through town, and placed aboard the steamer Hercules.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Each central globe yields a sextet and a quartet, and the rod sets free two quartets and a peculiarly formed sextet.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
He read on a placard that the "Praeger Bavarian Sextet" would give a "grand" concert at the Hotel Bellevue this very afternoon.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
The Sextet is well divided from the Octave, the climax is clearly underlined.
"Avril" by H. Belloc
In all, he and his sextet had captured nineteen prisoners and twenty horses.
"Rebel Raider" by H. Beam Piper
Sextet in E-flat for wind instruments, Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
A "Dance of the Gnomes," for piano, is also arranged for a sextet, the arrangement being a development, not a bare transcription.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
My cousin and I complete the sextet.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens

In news:

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet & the Gerald Clayton Trio.
Dafnis Prieto Sextet Taking the Soul for a Walk Dafnison.
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet The Middle Picture Firehouse 12 Records Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara True Events 482 Music.
Ferenc Nemeth Sextet Night Songs Dreamers Collective.
The John Santos Sextet Filosofía Caribeña, Vol 1 Machete.
Durham-based folk-rock sextet Delta Rae has signed to Sire Records, a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group.
Eighth Blackbird Plays Steve Reich 's "Music for 18 Musicians" and "Double Sextet".
Gabriel Alegría Afro -Peruvian Sextet, Gerald Clayton Trio at the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
With fun on their minds, this Fort Worth sextet rocks a rebirth.
Gabriel Alegria Afro- Peruvian Sextet & the Gerald Clayton Trio.
Philadelphia sextet unfurls seven monumental songs in 74 minutes.
Steve Reich on Winning the Pulitzer for 'Double Sextet'.
Rap sextet from Kentucky visits brings collaborative hip-hop to Petaluma.
The sextet is inspired by all things Baroque, which became an obsession when he visited Italy last year.
Life is pretty fabs for the download-positive Sao Paulo dance-punk sextet Cansei de Ser Sexy .

In science:

In the first one, we introduce an alternative mechanism for generating the effective four-quark interaction and show that it leads to an unconventional pairing in the color-sextet channel.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
In this section we shall investigate the behavior of dense quark matter under the assumption that the quarks pair in the color-symmetric (sextet) channel.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
This means that, as long as the orbital momentum is zero, the total spin of the color-sextet Cooper pair of quarks of a single flavor must be zero.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
In the latter case, the color-sextet pairing might prevail even if the pairing interaction is quite weak.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
The strange quarks then pair with themselves and we suggest here that the pairing be in the color-sextet spin-zero channel rather than the color-antitriplet spin-one channel favored by the one-gluon exchange interaction.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions