Definition of Quintet

1. Noun. A musical composition for five performers.

Exact synonyms: Quintette
Generic synonyms: Composition, Musical Composition, Opus, Piece, Piece Of Music



2. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.
Exact synonyms: 5, Cinque, Fin, Five, Fivesome, Little Phoebe, Pentad, Phoebe, Quint, Quintuplet, V
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure

3. Noun. Five performers or singers who perform together.

4. Noun. A set of five similar things considered as a unit.
Exact synonyms: Quintette, Quintuple, Quintuplet
Generic synonyms: Set

5. Noun. Five people considered as a unit.
Exact synonyms: Fivesome, Quintette
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering

Definition of Quintet

1. n. A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.

Definition of Quintet

1. Noun. (music) A composition (a type of chamber music) in five parts (typically each a singer or instrumentalist, sometimes several musicians) ¹

2. Noun. (music) A group of five musicians, fit to play such a piece of music together ¹

3. Noun. Any group of five members ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quintet

1. a group of five [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintet

quintars
quintas
quintate
quintates
quintating
quinte
quintenary
quintennial
quinternion
quinternions
quintes
quintessence
quintessences
quintessential
quintessentially
quintet (current term)
quintets
quintett
quintette
quintettes
quintetto
quintettos
quintetts
quintic
quintic function
quinticlave
quinticlaves
quintics
quintile
quintiles

Literary usage of Quintet

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Mendelssohn's quintet in Bb (op. 87) is so orchestral as to seem almost a symphony in ... 18) is an exquisite specimen of what a string quintet should be. ..."

2. The Life of Johannes Brahms by Florence May (1905)
"... quintet and Trio—Last journey to Italy — Sixtieth birthday—Pianoforte Pieces — Bill roth's death — Brahms' collection of German Folk-songs—Life at ..."

3. A Course of Instruction in Instrumentation by Salomon Jadassohn (1899)
"The Stringed quintet, the Sextet, the Octet and the Stringed Orchestra. The orchestration of the stringed quintet is nearly always the same, it consists of ..."

4. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"... Op. 26—The "Moonlight" Sonata—The quintet, Op. 29. THE tone of Beethoven's correspondence and the many proofs of his untiring industry during the winter ..."

5. The Musical World (1872)
"Of all the early compositions of Mendelssohn, who was nearly 20 years of age when Schubert died, the quintet in A, for string instruments, ..."

6. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"Minuetto : allegro molto quintet, Op. 8 Cade. scherzo. — Finale : presto. ... The quintet by Gade is evidently also an early work. ..."

7. Choir and Chorus Conducting: A Treatise on the Organization, Management by Frederick William Wodell (1901)
"... CHAPTER H. The quintet Choir.—Occasionally it is useful to have the services of both a bass and a baritone, in connection with a quartet choir. ..."

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