tacet


ta·cet

\ˈtä-ˌket; ˈtā-sət, ˈta-sət\

Definition of TACET

—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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