Meaning of sennet in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛnɪt/


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

    ‘The finale burns down the barn with sennets and tuckets from the trumpets, echoed rhythmically by the timpani.’
    • ‘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.’


Late 16th century perhaps a variant of signet.