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Definition of the noun quintette

What does quintette mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: quintettes

  1. five performers or singers who perform together
  2. a set of five similar things considered as a unit
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of quintette: quintet / quintuple / quintuplet
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  3. five people considered as a unit
  4. a musical composition for five performers

Alternative definition of the noun quintette


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


Quintette is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located 12 miles north-northwest of Pollock Pines, at an elevation of 4049 feet.

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Google previewSanta Fe Employes' Magazine (1910)

The quintette is a winner and can bank on the support of its friends. The following well merited promotions have been made in the car department: G. S. Weiler has been appointed foreman of the car department ; W. E. Paterson, foreman of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

and Django Reinhardt leading the Quintette du Hot Club ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

A musical composition Quintette, J for five voices. Quintuple, a. Fivefold. Quip, n. A sarcastic taunt. Quire, «. 24 sheets of paper. Quirk, n. A sudden turn. Quit, v. t. To leave. uitclaim, n. Relinquishment of a claim. uite, adv. Entirely; wholly.

Google previewZell's encyclopedia (1896)

an abridged library and universal reference book by Leo de Colange

quintette J {Mug.) A composition arranged for five voices or instruments, each of them being obligate. Qulntillan, Marcus Fabius Qdinthjanus, (-til'e-dn,)a. Roman critic and rhetorician, b. bet. 40-50 a. d. H is chief work, Instituiio Oratorio, in 12 ...

Google previewThe standard encyclopedia: an abridged library and universal reference book (1896)

With maps, illustrations, and pronunciation by Charles Morris

Quintette, {kwtn-Uf.) [It. quintette.) (Mut.) A composition arranged for five voices or instruments, each of them being obligato.

Google previewStokes' encyclopedia of music and musicians (1909)

covering the entire period of musical history from the earliest times to the season of 1908-09 by Leander Jan Bekker

New York Symphony Quintette was organized, 1008, by five soloists of the NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to give chamber music concerts. George Barrere played flute ; founded " the Society Moderne d'instruments ft Vent," Paris,  ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

quintette is music in five parts. A sutetto is music in six parts. An overture is either incidental or periodical ; the former relates to those rich pieces, for a full orchestra, usually preceding the representation of musical entertainments ; the latter ...


" Quinquagesima " Quinquets " Quinsy " Quintane " Quintessence " Quintette, or Quintett .... " Quintilianus, or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

starring Laurence Criner and Kathryn Boyd Kentucky Jubilee Singers, produced by Fox Film Harlem Mania, starring the Norman Thomas Quintette, directed by Murray Roth Black Narcissus, starring Ford Washington Lee and John William ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999)

by the late Leonard Feather, the late Ira Gitler Professor of Jazz History Manhattan School of Music

Reinhardt's Quintette du Hot Club de France '50.

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Scrabble value of Q10U1I1N1T1E1T1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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