Definition of requinto in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɛˈkɪntəʊ/

noun (plural requintos)

(In Spanish-speaking countries) a small guitar, typically tuned a fifth higher than a standard guitar.
Example sentences
  • Ulises Bella is the band's most multi-talented addition, on tenor and baritone sax, piano, requinto harucho, guitar, bass, and clarinet.
  • The absolute easiest way to tune a requinto is with an inexpensive electronic fully chromatic tuner.


Spanish, literally 'second fifth subtracted from a quantity'.

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