Definition of sennet in English:

sennet

Syllabification: sen·net
Pronunciation: /ˈsenit
 
/

noun

  • (In the stage directions of Elizabethan plays) a call on a trumpet or cornet to signal the ceremonial entrance or exit of an actor.
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    • The finale burns down the barn with sennets and tuckets from the trumpets, echoed rhythmically by the timpani.
    • Of the various types of ceremonial trumpet signal, for example, sennet and tucket emerge with precise meanings, but flourish seems at times a more generalized term.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps a variant of signet.

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