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Quintet   /kwɪntˈɛt/   Listen
Quintet

noun
1.
A musical composition for five performers.  Synonym: quintette.
2.
The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.  Synonyms: 5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintuplet, V.
3.
Five performers or singers who perform together.  Synonym: quintette.
4.
A set of five similar things considered as a unit.  Synonyms: quintette, quintuple, quintuplet.
5.
Five people considered as a unit.  Synonyms: fivesome, quintette.






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"Quintet" Quotes from Famous Books



... quintet which Sir Henry advised me to summon requires a little explanation. Also, I am obliged to give him a name not his own; for it is not often that brigadier- generals of the United States army can openly lend their names to anything so far removed apparently ...
— The Blind Spot • Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint



Words linked to "Quintet" :   piece, musical group, figure, piece of music, musical organisation, composition, assemblage, digit, opus, gathering, musical organization, set, musical composition



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