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Sestet Definition

A stanza comprising of six lines e.g. The Castaway by William Cowper. A sestet is also the last six lines of a sonnet - following the octave. See sonnet.


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Other Sestet Definition

[n] a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
[n] a musical composition written for six performers
[n] a set of six similar things considered as a unit
[n] six performers or singers who perform together
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

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\Ses*tet"\, n. [It. sestetto, fr. sesto sixth, L. sextus, fr. sex six.]
1. (Mus.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; -- called also {sestuor}. [Written also {sestett}, {sestette}.]
2. (Poet.) The last six lines of a sonnet.

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