Definition of Sestett

1. a group of six [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sestett

sestamibi
sester
sesterce
sesterces
sesters
sesterterpene
sesterterpenes
sesterterpenoid
sesterterpenoids
sestertia
sestertii
sestertium
sestertius
sestets
sestett (current term)
sestette
sestettes
sestetto
sestettos
sestetts
sestina
sestinas
sestines
seston
sestons
sestrin
sestrins
set

Literary usage of Sestett

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"sestett, the name given to the second division of a sonnet, which must consist of an octave, of eight lines, succeeded by a ..."

2. The Musical World (1856)
"A sestett, called Le Gassier, for six performers on three pianos, by Mr. WH Holmes, and a Tableau Musical for the pianoforte, written by His Royal Highness ..."

3. Principles of English Grammar: Used by the Brothers of the Christian Schools by John P. Murphy (1890)
"sestett. MINOR QUATRAIN. 2 8 1 8 4 8 4 5 5 " Count each affliction, whether light ... The sestett generally expresses the point and purpose of the sonnet. ..."

4. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1916)
"The foreign waters strictly divided their poems into an octave and a sestett, and they subdivided each octave into two quatrains, ..."

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