any set or group of five persons or things.
an organized group of five singers or players.
a musical composition scored for five voices or instruments.
a group of five singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
any group of five
1811, “composition for five voices,” from Italian quintetto, diminutive of quinto “fifth,” from Latin quintus “the fifth,” related to quinque “five” (see quinque-). Meaning “set of five singers or players” is from 1882.
A group of five musicians; also, a piece of music for five instruments or voices.
[kwin-tik] /ˈkwɪn tɪk/ Mathematics adjective 1. of the fifth degree. noun 2. a quantity of the fifth degree. 3. an equation of the fifth degree. /ˈkwɪntɪk/ adjective 1. (maths) of or relating to the fifth degree: a quintic equation
[kwin-til, -tahyl] /ˈkwɪn tɪl, -taɪl/ noun 1. Statistics. a quantile for the special case of five equal proportions. 2. Astrology. a quintile aspect. adjective 3. Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies that are one fifth of the zodiac, or 72°, apart. /ˈkwɪntaɪl/ noun (astrology) 1. an aspect of 72° between […]
[kwin-til-yuh n, -ee-uh n] /kwɪnˈtɪl yən, -i ən/ noun 1. (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus) a.d. c35–c95, Roman rhetorician. /kwɪnˈtɪljən/ noun 1. Latin name Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. ?35–?96 ad, Roman rhetorician and teacher
[kwin-til-yuh n] /kwɪnˈtɪl yən/ noun, plural quintillions (as after a numeral) quintillion. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros. adjective 2. amounting to one quintillion in number. /kwɪnˈtɪljən/ noun (pl) -lions, -lion 1. (in Britain, France, and Germany) […]