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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: sestet 'sextet' (19-21 centuries), from Italian sestetto, from Latin sextus 'sixth'; influenced by Latin sex 'six'

sextet

noun
     
sex‧tet [countable]
1APM a group of six singers or musicians performing together
2APM a piece of music for six performers:
Mozart's sextet in B flat
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