- any group or set of five persons or things
- a composition for five voices or five instruments, as for string quartet and piano
- a group of five performers of such a composition, or any group of five musicians playing together
Origin of quintetfrom French or It: French quintette from Italian quintetto, diminutive of quinto, a fifth from Classical Latin quintus from base of quinque, five
- Music a. A composition for five voices or five instruments.b. A group of five singers or five instrumentalists.
- A group of five.
Origin of quintetProbably from Italian quintetto diminutive of quinto fifth from Latin quīntus ; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.