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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
quintette
    n 1: five performers or singers who perform together [syn:
         quintet, quintette]
    2: a set of five similar things considered as a unit [syn:
       quintet, quintette, quintuplet, quintuple]
    3: five people considered as a unit [syn: quintet,
       quintette, fivesome]
    4: a musical composition for five performers [syn: quintet,
       quintette]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Quintet \Quin*tet"\, Quintette \Quin*tette"\, n. [It. quintetto,
   dim. of quinto the fifth, a fifth part, from L. quintus the
   fifth: cf. F. quintette. See Quint.] (Mus.)
   A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set
   of five persons who sing or play five-part music.
   [1913 Webster]

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