Definition of quintetto in English:

quintetto

noun

rare
  • 1A composition for five voices or instruments; = "quintet".

  • 2A group of five persons or things, especially an ensemble of five musicians.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Kane O'Hara (d. 1782), playwright. Apparently from Italian quintetto piece of music with five parts, ensemble of five singers from quinto fith part, fifth + -etto, diminutive suffix. Compare French quintetto.

Pronunciation

quintetto

/k(w)ɪnˈtɛtəʊ/