Sestets

sestet

[se-stet, ses-tet]
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; < Italian sestetto sextet, equivalent to sest(o) (< Latin sextus sixth) + -etto -et

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

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