Definition of sennet in US English:

sennet

noun

  • (in the stage directions of Elizabethan plays) a call on a trumpet or cornet to signal the ceremonial entrance or exit of an actor.

    • ‘Of the various types of ceremonial trumpet signal, for example, sennet and tucket emerge with precise meanings, but flourish seems at times a more generalized term.’
    • ‘The finale burns down the barn with sennets and tuckets from the trumpets, echoed rhythmically by the timpani.’

Origin

Late 16th century: perhaps a variant of signet.

Pronunciation

sennet

/ˈsenət/