nonet

noun
no·net | \nō-ˈnet \

Definition of nonet 

: a combination of nine instruments or voices also : a musical composition for such a combination

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There, Wilson was befriended by Columbia producer John Hammond, who nudged Goodman to hire Wilson for a nonet recording on May 14, 1934. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-1942’ Review: The Peacemaker of the Piano," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonet

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nonet

Italian nonetto, from nono ninth, from Latin nonus — more at noon

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