octet

noun oc·tet \ äk-ˈtet \

Definition of octet

1 :a musical composition for eight instruments or voices
2 :a group or set of eight: such as
a :octave 2b
b :the performers of an octet

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First Known Use of octet

1800


OCTET Defined for English Language Learners

octet

noun

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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