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quintet

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From Italian quintetto, diminutive of quinto (fifth), itself from Latin quintus, related to quīnque (five).

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quintet (plural quintets)

  1. (music) A composition (a type of chamber music) in five parts (typically each a singer or instrumentalist, sometimes several musicians)
  2. (music) A group of five musicians, fit to play such a piece of music together
  3. Any group of five members

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