quintet

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EtymologyEdit

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

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    Cardinal: five
    Ordinal: fifth, pempto-
    Latinate ordinal: quintary, quinary
    Multiplier: quintuple, fivefold
    Distributive: quintuply
    Collective: pentad, fivesome
    Fractional: fifth
    Number of musicians: quintet

NounEdit

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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