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a musical composition for five performers
five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebenoun
the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
five performers or singers who perform together
quintet, quintette, quintuplet, quintuplenoun
a set of five similar things considered as a unit
quintet, quintette, fivesomenoun
five people considered as a unit
A composition (a type of chamber music) in five parts (typically each a singer or instrumentalist, sometimes several musicians)
A group of five musicians, fit to play such a piece of music together
Any group of five members
Etymology: From quintetto, diminutive of quinto, itself from quintus, related to quinque.
A quintet is a group containing five members. It is commonly associated with musical groups, such as a string quintet, or a group of five singers, but can be applied to any situation where five similar or related objects are considered a single unit.
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A quintet is a group containing five members. It is commonly associated with musical groups, such as a string quintet, or a group of five singers, but can be applied to any situation where five similar or related objects are considered a single unit. In classical instrumental music, any additional instrument joined to the usual string quartet, gives the resulting ensemble its name, such as "piano quintet", "clarinet quintet", etc. A piece of music written for such a group is similarly named. In jazz music, a quintet is group of five players, usually consisting of two of any of the following instruments, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute or trombone in addition to traditional jazz trio – piano, double bass, drums. In some modern bands there are quintets formed from the same family of instruments with various voices, as an all-brass ensemble, or all saxophones, in soprano, alto, baritone, and bass, and sometimes double bass. The standard woodwind quintet, for example, consists of one player each on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn, while the standard brass quintet has two trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba or bass trombone. Any combination, however, is possible.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Quintette, kwin-tet′, n. a musical composition for five voices or instruments: a company of five singers or players. [It. quintetto, dim. of quinto, a fifth part—L. quintus, fifth—quinque, five.]
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The numerical value of quintet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of quintet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- quintetCatalan, Valencian
- kvinteto, kvintetCzech
- پنج نفریPersian
- viisikko, kvintetto, kvintettiFinnish
- kvintett, ötösHungarian
- 五重唱, 五重奏, クインテットJapanese
- 오중주, 오중창, 퀸텟Korean
- vijftal, kwintetDutch
- kvintettNorwegian Nynorsk
- пятёрка, пятеро, квинтетRussian
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