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I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz quintet.
Bobby McFerrin

Meaning of "quintet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUINTET

From Italian quintetto, from quinto fifth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUINTET

quintet  [kwɪnˈtɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUINTET

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Quintet is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUINTET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quintet

A quintet is a group containing five members. It is commonly associated with musical groups, such as a string quintet, or a group of five singers, but can be applied to any situation where five similar or related objects are considered a single unit. In classical instrumental music, any additional instrument joined to the usual string quartet, gives the resulting ensemble its name, such as "piano quintet", "clarinet quintet", etc. A piece of music written for such a group is similarly named. In jazz music, a quintet is group of five players, usually consisting of two of any of the following instruments, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute or trombone in addition to traditional jazz trio – piano, double bass, drums. In some modern bands there are quintets formed from the same family of instruments with various voices, as an all-brass ensemble, or all saxophones, in soprano, alto, baritone, and bass, and sometimes double bass. The standard woodwind quintet, for example, consists of one player each on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn, while the standard brass quintet has two trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba or bass trombone.

Definition of quintet in the English dictionary

The definition of quintet in the dictionary is a group of five singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group. Other definition of quintet is any group of five.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUINTET


motet
məʊˈtɛt
octet
ɒkˈtɛt
octette
ɒkˈtɛt
quartet
kwɔːˈtɛt
quartette
kwɔːˈtɛt
quintette
kwɪnˈtɛt
septet
sɛpˈtɛt
septette
sɛpˈtɛt
sestett
sɛsˈtɛt
sextet
sɛksˈtɛt
sextett
sɛksˈtɛt
sextette
sɛksˈtɛt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUINTET

quinta
quintain
quintal
quintan
Quintana Roo
quintar
quinte
quintessence
quintessential
quintessentially
quintette
quintic
quintile
Quintilian
quintillion
quintillionth
Quintin
quintroon
quintuple
quintuplet

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUINTET

barbershop quartet
basket
bet
budget
cabinet
carpet
dectet
diet
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factory outlet
feet
forget
fustet
get
gilet
het
in the secret
on the market
sestet
string quartet

Synonyms and antonyms of quintet in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «quintet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUINTET

Find out the translation of quintet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quintet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quintet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

五重奏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quinteto
570 millions of speakers

English

quintet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंचक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخماسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

квинтет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quinteto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পঁচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quintette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuintet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quintett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クインテット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

중주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quintet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khúc nhạc năm phần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஐவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंचकडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

beşli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quintetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwintet
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

квінтет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cvintet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουιντέτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kwintet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kvintett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kvintett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quintet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUINTET»

The term «quintet» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.907 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUINTET» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quintet

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Famous quotes and sentences with the word quintet.
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Bobby McFerrin
I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz quintet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUINTET»

Discover the use of quintet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quintet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cleric Quintet
The five popular novels featuring Cadderly, the heroic scholar priest, come together in a giant omnibus edition that includes Canticle, In Sylvan Shadows, Night Masks, The Fallen Fortress, and The Chaos Curse. Reprint.
R. A. Salvatore, 2002
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Quintet
The essays grew out of conversations the musicians had with the late David Blum, who was himself distinguished both as a conductor and as an author of books and articles on musical subjects.
David Blum, 2013
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The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68
The studio recordings released by this group made profound contributions to improvisational strategies, jazz composition, and mediation between mainstream and avant-garde jazz, yet most critical attention has focused instead on live ...
Keith Waters, 2011
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The Ultimate Fryer Cookbook
This sumptuous collection of recipes from around the world includes mushroom and scallion wontons, Vietnamese rice rolls, and Southern fried chicken with cream gravy.
Wendy Sweetser, 2004
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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
This handbook is the first comprehensive study of this work and it reflects the author's wide experience both as performer and scholar.
Colin Lawson, 1998
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Canticle: The Cleric Quintet
Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
R.A. Salvatore, 2011
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Quintet: Themes & Variations
Each poem in this collection could stand alone, but in context each part enriches and illuminates the whole.
Pam Galloway, 1998
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Ender's Game
Child hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.
Orson Scott Card, 2006
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Night Masks: The Cleric Quintet
R.A. Salvatore's The Cleric Quintet tells the tale of the scholar-priest Cadderly, who is plucked from the halls of the Edificant Library to fulfill a heroic quest across the land of Faerûn.
R.A. Salvatore, 2011
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Complete chamber music for strings and clarinet quintet
Standard Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde edition of Sextets Nos. 1 and 2 for Two Violins, Two Violas and Two Violoncelli, Opp. 18 and 36; Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello, Opp. 88 and 111; Quintet for ...
Johannes Brahms, Hans Gál, 1927

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUINTET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quintet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quintet Consulting conducting workplace assessment of Sen …
An Ottawa-based workplace assessment company, Quintet Consulting Corporation, has been conducting a workplace assessment since February of Sen. «Hill Times, Jun 15»
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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At …
"Gingerbread Boy" is a fetching blues head by Jimmy Heath that became a jazz standard pretty much immediately after it was first recorded. Usually, its melody ... «NPR, May 15»
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A Bay Area 'Quintet' of ladies headed to Broadway
Performing in New York seemed like a dream, even after "The Ladies Quintet" took the show to notable venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and the ... «Contra Costa Times, May 15»
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Review: Omega Quintet
Compile Heart, a tremendously established PS3 developer and publisher, has finally made their move onto PS4 with Omega Quintet. Despite the new platform, ... «Hardcore Gamer, Apr 15»
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Dazzling Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly
Perhaps best known as one of the founding members of the widely acclaimed Empire Brass Quintet, Smedvig enjoyed a busy career as a soloist with major ... «NPR, Apr 15»
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Omega Quintet Review – All About That Fluff (PS4)
It's an odd question to ask, but it's one that the folks over at Galapagos RPG clearly must have been thinking about a lot before making Omega Quintet. «PlayStation LifeStyle, Apr 15»
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Omega Quintet: Badly Written And Lacking In Focus
Unfortunately, Omega Quintet feels like a step backwards compared to their other ... In the world of Omega Quintet, the main enemy is the mysterious force ... «Siliconera, Apr 15»
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Omega Quintet Reactions: Can we drop that creepy breathing thing?
I've been spending a lot of time this month with Idea Factory and Compile Heart's new PS4 RPG, Omega Quintet. The first game I ever played from Compile ... «TechnologyTell, Apr 15»
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Alliance Brass Quintet performing at Hannibal High School
The Hannibal Concert Association will close out the 2014-2015 concert season, it's 69th, with the Alliance Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at the ... «Hannibal Courier, Apr 15»
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Omega Quintet: Idols, Monsters and Grinding Galore
Omega Quintet is a brand new title (potentially a series?) which also happens to be exclusive to the PS4. With a new game developed by Galapagos RPG we've ... «Hardcore Gamer, Apr 15»

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