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Definition of "sennet" [sen•net]

  • A call on a trumpet or cornet signaling the ceremonial exits and entrances of actors in Elizabethan drama. (noun)
  • Any of several barracudas, especially Sphyraena borealis, of the western Atlantic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sennet" in a sentence
  • ""The priest first bandaged a fillet of red parrot feathers under the god's chin, which was called his pahau or beard; this bandage was made of a certain kind of sennet, which was tied on in a peculiar way."
  • "Some artist show them wearing sennet hats but as the Perry figures have caps I will stick with these."
  • "There were packages of baked fish, and dried fish, and of many other things which looked uncleanly and disgusting; but no matter what the package was, the leaf of the Ti tree was invariably the wrapping, tied round with sennet, the coarse fibre obtained from the husk of the cocoa-nut."
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