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tacet

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ta·cet \ˈtä-ˌket; ˈtā-sət, ˈta-sət\

Definition of tacet

  1. —used as a direction in music to indicate that an instrument is not to play during a movement or long section



Origin of tacet

Latin, literally, (it) is silent, from tacēre to be silent — more at tacit


First Known Use: circa 1724

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