noun quar·tet \kwr-ˈtet\

: a group of four singers or musicians who perform together

: a song or piece of music performed by four singers or musicians

: a group or set of four people or things

Full Definition of QUARTET

:  a musical composition for four instruments or voices
:  a group or set of four; especially :  the performers of a quartet

Variants of QUARTET

quar·tet also quar·tette \kwr-ˈtet\

Examples of QUARTET

  1. He is a member of a jazz quartet.
  2. a string quartet by Beethoven
  3. The author wrote a quartet of novels about the same character.

Origin of QUARTET

Italian quartetto, from quarto fourth, from Latin quartus — more at quart
First Known Use: 1773


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