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Quintet Definition

(or Quintain) A poem, unit or stanza of five lines of verse.


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Other Quintet Definition

[n] a musical composition for five performers
[n] five people considered as a unit
[n] a set of five similar things considered as a unit
[n] five performers or singers who perform together
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

Misc. Definitions

\Quin*tet"\, Quintette \Quin*tette"\, n. [It. quintetto, dim. of quinto the fifth, a fifth part, from L. quintus the fifth: cf. F. quintette. See {Quint}.] (Mus.) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.

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