from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of six lines of poetry, especially the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet.
- n. A poem or stanza containing six lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet or sestuor.
- n. The last six lines of a poem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; -- called also sestuor.
- n. The last six lines of a sonnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, same as sextet.
- n. The two concluding stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of three lines each; the last six lines of a sonnet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
- n. a musical composition written for six performers
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
- n. six performers or singers who perform together
- n. a set of six similar things considered as a unit
Italian sestetto, from sesto, sixth, from Latin sextus; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, Latin sextus, from sex six. (Wiktionary)