Definition of fivesome in US English:

fivesome

noun

  • A group of five people.

    • ‘The fivesome displayed a hard-driving pulse and yearning, clear vocals.’
    • ‘The Irish country rocking fivesome may be laid back, but the band's debut album, So Much For The City, rapidly sold over half a million copies in the UK alone.’
    • ‘The brave fivesome allowed ShowBiz Ireland into their dressing room to observe the chaos which is their getting ready routine.’
    • ‘Originally from Sacramento and now based in New York, this fivesome makes moody rock textured with all manner of influences from dub reggae to funk.’
    • ‘Everything ran like clockwork for the Irish fivesome who had to quickly move on to launches in Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.’
    • ‘The characters are caricatures, but they have clearly left room for development, and the fivesome's timing is faultless.’
    • ‘Sources have hinted that there may be more dates added if the fivesome's shows sellout as quickly as they have in previous years.’
    • ‘The talented fivesome decided to play the final show of their tour in Dublin after filling venues across the UK, they also played a stomping set in Belfast the night before.’
    • ‘Within 24 hours, the fivesome meet in an even more unlikely twist of fate and trundle towards the film's forgettable denouement.’
    • ‘The fivesome took a bus from the airport to the hotel and had a late lunch prior to my arrival at a one-star Chinese fast food restaurant located in a nearby strip center.’
    • ‘With our fivesome it's like us against the world.’
    • ‘The crazy fivesome promise "a host of new songs and a finely tuned performance, punctuated by drunken buffoonery and priceless gems of wit and wisdom".’
    • ‘Ike of course became an important figure in sports, joining Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer and the Siamese twins, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, in a fivesome that did the most to sell golf in America.’
    • ‘Unlike the fivesome's debut, this record speaks not only to the pop-savvy nostalgia snobs, but to oblivious youth culture as well.’
    • ‘Great news for all you crazy Westlife fans who like to go camping - the fabulous fivesome will be appearing in the flesh at HMV next Friday so get pitching your tents!’
    • ‘Emerging from the Grimsby garage scene in 1996, the feisty fivesome recorded two albums - Comfort Zone in 1997, and Along The Way two years later.’
    • ‘Together, the fivesome looked like a bunch of university pass-outs meeting at a get together.’
    • ‘Should you wish to discover the joys of this funky fivesome then you can do a lot worse than check out their recent singles and covers compilation.’
    • ‘We then attacked the red wine with the thirst of the fivesome we collectively are.’
    • ‘The much hyped New York fivesome are still riding high on the success of second LP Room On Fire and sold out this show in hours.’
    quintet, quintuplets
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Pronunciation

fivesome

/ˈfīvsəm/