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sestet

Saltos de línea: ses¦tet
Pronunciación: /sɛsˈtɛt
 
/

Definición de sestet en inglés:

sustantivo

1 Prosody The last six lines of a sonnet.
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.
2 Music , rare A sextet.

Origen

early 19th century: from Italian sestetto, from sesto, from Latin sextus 'a sixth'.

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