Definition of Quintette

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




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

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

4. Noun. A musical composition for five performers.
Exact synonyms: Quintet
Generic synonyms: Composition, Musical Composition, Opus, Piece, Piece Of Music

Definition of Quintette

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of quintet) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quintette

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintette

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quintessence
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quintette (current term)
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quinticlave
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quintics
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quintiles
quintillion
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quintillions

Literary usage of Quintette

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1. Recollections of an Old Musician by Thomas Ryan (1899)
"CHAPTER XI THE Mendelssohn quintette Club may be said to be like Topsy,—" not born but just ... quintette IN A, OP. 18 . . . Mendelssohn. Four Movements. 2. ..."

2. Complete Prose Works by Walt Whitman (1891)
"A quintette. While I have been kept by the rain under the shelter of my great oak, (perfectly dry and comfortable, to the rattle of the drops all around,) I ..."

3. Specimen Days in America by Walt Whitman (1887)
"A quintette. While I have been kept by the rain under ... off the mood of the hour in a little quintette, which I will give you ..."

4. An Apology for the Life of James Fennell. by James Fennell (1814)
"cellent quintette " Hark the merry Christ's Church Bells," and await their ringing; then strike up at once; from its being a local song, every student who ..."

5. The Singing of the Future by David Thomas Ffrangcon- Davies (1905)
"Intemperate use of Colorature. —"Hamlet."—Calve, musical effects.—"Amen" chorus, the "Messiah."—quintette (Die Meistersinger).—Wagner, Bach, Beethoven. ..."

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