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Definition of the noun quintette

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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 a.k.a. Quintette, California: 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 (1909)

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 previewA Complete Scientific Grammar of the English Language (1879)

With an Appendix Containing a Treatise on Composition, Specimens of English and American Literature, a Defense of Phonetics &c., &c., : for the Use of Colleges, Schools, and Private Learners by William Colegrove

A Quintette is a Stanza of five verses. 5. A Sestette is a Stanza of six verses. 6.

Google previewSchubert 223 Success Facts - Everything you need to know about Schubert (2014)

by Peter Meyer

A thread quintette is a constitution authored for thread quartette (two violins, Viola , and cello) increased by a 5th thread tool, normally a second Viola. Schubert's thread quintette is netted for 2 violins, one Viola, and 2 cellos—that is, a thread ...

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

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

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

Google previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

QUINTET; QUINTETTE Quin*tet", Quin*tette", n. Etym: [It. quintetto, dim.of quintothefifth,a fifthpart, fromL.quintus the fifth: cf. F. quintette. SeeQuint.] (Mus.) Defn: A composition forfive voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or ...

Google previewEnglish spellings and spelling rules. [With] The dictionary of English inflected words [and] Punctuation: also, foreign phrases and quotations. Forming pt.1 (-3) of the Handy English word book (1876)

by James Stormonth

quintette. raptorious. protoplasm. pygmy. quintette rareness. protoplasma. pigmy. quintin. rarity.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Jazz (2012)

by John S. Davis

QUINTETTE DE HOT CLUB DE FRANCE. A jazz group affiliated with the popular 1930s French jazz club, the Hot Club de France. Violinist Stéphane Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt played prominent roles in the creation of the group, ...

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 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.

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

[also spelt quintette, quintett] kuim'let. quintuple adj. (fivefold) 'kuiintço-pal. quinze я. card-game [synonymous cognate quince] kuimz, kaenz. quipu я. device for recording events by means of knotted cords [also spelt quippu; synonymous ...

Google previewPronouncing American Dictionary (1883)

Containing Over 32,000 Words and Phrases. With Supplement of New Words

Quintette, (kwin-tet')n. a piece of music performed byfivepersons.

Google previewThe New Excelsior Dictionary (1887)

Quintette,(kwin-tet')».a piece of music per- formed by fivepersous. Rabies, (rS'be- es) n. hydrophobia. Raccoon, (rak-koon*) n. a carniverous beast resembling the badger. Rack, (rak) r. to travel as a horse with an ambling gait. Racker, (rak'r) n.

Google previewEnglish Khasi Dictionary (1988)

by Nissor Singh

Quintette, quintet (kwin-tet') n. Ka jingrwai ka ban rwai da ...

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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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