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sestet

[se-stet, ses-tet] /sɛˈstɛt, ˈsɛs tɛt/
noun
1.
Prosody. the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit.
Compare octave (def 4a).
2.
sextet (def 2).
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian sestetto sextet, equivalent to sest(o) (< Latin sextus sixth) + -etto -et
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British Dictionary definitions for sestet

sestet

/sɛˈstɛt/
noun
1.
(prosody) the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet
2.
(prosody) any six-line stanza
3.
another word for sextet (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus, from sex six
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Word Origin and History for sestet
n.

1801, from Italian sestetto, diminutive of sesto "sixth," from Latin sextus (see Sextus).

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