Sestet meaning

sĕ-stĕt
A group of six lines of poetry, especially the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet.
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A poem or stanza containing six lines.
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(music) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet or sestuor.
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(poetry) The last six lines of a poem.
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Origin of sestet

  • Italian sestetto from sesto sixth from Latin sextus s(w)eks in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, Latin sextus, from sex six.

    From Wiktionary