sextette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sextette a musical composition written for six performers
    • n sextette six people considered as a unit
    • n sextette a set of six similar things considered as a unit
    • n sextette six performers or singers who perform together
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sextette (mus.) a work for six voices or instruments: a musical company of six.
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Usage

In literature:

A magnificent sextette (B flat major).
"Gambara" by Honore de Balzac
The singers drew inspiration from the audience, and the two great sextettes were rendered not unworthily.
"Where Angels Fear to Tread" by E. M. Forster
I was second-line stuff when the Florodora Sextette was still in the convent.
"Flappers and Philosophers" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
His announcement that Rose was going to be put into the sextette was entitled to consideration, even though it couldn't be banked on.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Proud also of the Bavarian Praeger Sextette.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Evelyn was the last member of the sextette to pass the table.
"Grace Harlowe's Problem" by Jessie Graham Flower
That outfit's worse than the old Floradora Sextette.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Her liking for this particular sextette of students was very sincere.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Abner Dexter shot another angry glare at the sextette of Grammar School boys.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
They needed one more girl to complete their sextette.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
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In news:

Henry Threadgill's seven-member Sextett, the Microscopic Septet and now the seven-piece Jazz Passengers make jazz that's smart and witty and raucous.
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In science:

It could occur, e.g., due to quantum fluctuations of color neutral quark sextett complexes.
Astronomy meets QCD: cooling constraints for the theories of internal structure of compact objects
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