sennet

sennet

1 [sen-it]
noun
any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet) ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America.

Origin:
1665–75; origin uncertain

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sennet

2 [sen-it]
noun (in Elizabethan drama)
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

sennet

3 [sen-it]
noun
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sennet (ˈsɛnɪt)
 
n
a fanfare: used as a stage direction in Elizabethan drama
 
[C16: probably variant of signet (meaning ``a sign'')]

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