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sennet1

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun
1.
any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet) ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America.
Origin of sennet1
1665-1675
1665-75; origin uncertain

sennet2

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun, (in Elizabethan drama)
1.
a set of notes played on the trumpet or cornet to mark the entrance or exit of a group of actors.
Origin
1580-90; variant of signet

sennet3

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun
1.

sennit

or sennet, sinnet

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun
1.
a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
2.
braided straw or grass used in making hats.
Origin
1760-70; origin uncertain
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sennet

/ˈsɛnɪt/
noun
1.
a fanfare: used as a stage direction in Elizabethan drama
Word Origin
C16: probably variant of signet (meaning ``a sign'')

sennit

/ˈsɛnɪt/
noun
1.
a flat braided cordage used on ships
2.
plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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