1. six performers or singers who perform together
  2. a musical composition written for six performers
  3. a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
  4. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
  5. a set of six similar things considered as a unit
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How To Use sestet In A Sentence

  • She will slip from dactyls to iambics, pentameter to trimeter, quatrains to sestets.
  • Most people only know the sestet and leave out part of that, and thus fail to recognize this as an Italian Sonnet. The New Colossus | ATTACKERMAN
  • The work consists of 15 sonnets, all of which follow the Italian rhyme scheme and the division into octave and sestet, and each new poem takes up where the last one left off. Archive 2009-05-01
  • You have much too great a habit of speaking of a special octave, sestette, or line. Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • We see the revered exegete reject metred verse - the sestet, the tercet ... Times, Sunday Times
  • She will slip from dactyls to iambics, pentameter to trimeter, quatrains to sestets.
  • In the second sestet addressing the alluring features of the night, he finds the night too wonderful and May flowers too sweet to remain inside just mundanely sleeping. Archive 2009-06-01
  • It was a great surprise to find part of the sestette copied in the "Prose Writings" of Walt Confessions of a Book-Lover
  • A ‘curtal [shortened] sonnet’ (G.M. Hopkins) consists of a sestet followed by a quatrain and a half-line tailpiece.
  • Here is another link -- José de Herédia, and his jewelled and chiselled sonnets -- the "Antique Medal" with its peerless sestette, which combines the essential meanings of Keats's "Ode to a Grecian Urn. Confessions of a Book-Lover
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