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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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, "TWICE Get Ready to 'Dance the Night Away' in Tropical New Video: Watch," 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, "Twice Releases '50s Themed Music Video For Remake of Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back': Watch," 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, "‘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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