What does quintet mean?

Definitions for quintet
kwɪnˈtɛtquin·tet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quintet, quintettenoun

    a musical composition for five performers

  2. five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebenoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

  3. quintet, quintettenoun

    five performers or singers who perform together

  4. quintet, quintette, quintuplet, quintuplenoun

    a set of five similar things considered as a unit

  5. quintet, quintette, fivesomenoun

    five people considered as a unit

Wiktionary

  1. quintetnoun

    A composition (a type of chamber music) in five parts (typically each a singer or instrumentalist, sometimes several musicians)

  2. quintetnoun

    A group of five musicians, fit to play such a piece of music together

  3. quintetnoun

    Any group of five members

  4. Etymology: From quintetto, diminutive of quinto, itself from quintus, related to quinque.

Wikipedia

  1. Quintet

    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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  1. quintet

    A quintet is a group or arrangement of five people or things, primarily used to refer to a group of five musicians performing together or a large piece of music meant to be played by five musicians.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quintetnoun

    alt. of Quintette

Wikidata

  1. Quintet

    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

  1. Quintet

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quintet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quintet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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