Associations to the word «Quintet»


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

Dictionary definition

QUINTET, noun. A musical composition for five performers.
QUINTET, noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.
QUINTET, noun. Five performers or singers who perform together.
QUINTET, noun. A set of five similar things considered as a unit.
QUINTET, noun. Five people considered as a unit.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats