1The last six lines of a sonnet.
More example sentences
- Or as Grafton puts it, in rhyming sestets, the footnote has the power to ‘buttress and undermine, at one and the same time’.
- The beginning octave of this sonnet fits poorly with the sestet.
- In the sestet we hear his revealingly equivocal reply to the proffered charge of aloofness.
early 19th century: from Italian sestetto, from sesto, from Latin sextus 'a sixth'.
Definition of sestet in:
- The British & World English dictionary