no·​net nō-ˈnet How to pronounce nonet (audio)
: a combination of nine instruments or voices
also : a musical composition for such a combination

Examples of nonet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-hour, three-disc album featured over 30 musicians, including a string nonet and a 14-piece choir, and carried a strong current of 1960s and ’70s jazz in the spiritual mold of John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. Michael J. West, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 With nearly four decades of shakin’, rattlin’ and rollin’ area audiences under their collective belts, this nonet of area music veterans really know how to throw a swingin’ Christmas night jam. cleveland, 10 Dec. 2022 The nonet’s second single, released in 2016 and written by K-pop hitmakers Black Eye Pilseung, was the beginning of Twice’s journey as the country’s national girl group in 2016. Lai Frances, Glamour, 4 Oct. 2021 Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string nonet collectif9 performs at 10:30 p.m. Tickets via Gary Graff, cleveland, 30 June 2021 Both are things the boys of NCT 127 surprisingly have never done as a nonet but easily mastered given their impressive execution of choreography. Devon Abelman, Allure, 14 May 2019 Their second Korean single of the year, and their fourth overall due to two Japanese releases, the nonet’s latest is a summery EDM and groovy pop track that bounces around over a beat of thumping bass, bright horns, and blaring synths. Tamar Herman, Billboard, 9 July 2018 In it, the nine members of TWICE portray the role of shopgirls in a record store auditioning for a spot as television performers -- which also is judged by the nonet. Tamar Herman, Billboard, 14 June 2018 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, 13 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonet was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Nonet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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