octet

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noun oc·tet \äk-ˈtet\

Definition of octet

  1. 1 :  a musical composition for eight instruments or voices

  2. 2 :  a group or set of eight: as a :  octave 2b b :  the performers of an octet

1864

First Known Use of octet

1864


OCTET Defined for English Language Learners

octet

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noun oc·tet \äk-ˈtet\

Definition of octet for English Language Learners

  • : a song or piece of music performed by eight singers or musicians

  • : a group of eight singers or musicians who perform an octet


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