Definition of quartet
1 : a musical composition for four instruments or voices
2 : a group or set of four; especially : the performers of a quartet
Examples of quartet in a Sentence
He is a member of a jazz quartet.
a string quartet by Beethoven
The author wrote a quartet of novels about the same character.
Recent Examples of quartet from the Web
POWER QUARTETRobinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin, and Mark Teixeira were the four Yankees who homered in the same inning against the Red Sox in 2012.
Meanwhile, a high-up in the British War Cabinet (David Thewlis) helps Steve and Diana put together a likably motley quartet of comrades to assist them.
In a rare appearance, 91-year-old guitarist Pizzarelli will play a one-night-only show, leading his quartet.
The 11th annual event will feature the Chosen Vessels and gospel and Christian music by local and regional choirs, choruses, quartets, dancers and soloists.
The quartet is augmented by Carol Honigberg, pianist and artistic director of the Pilgrim Players.
The quarterfinalists are playing in the same order as in the preliminaries (the order may change for logistical reasons in the semifinals and finals, which involve a string quartet and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).
Tyler Bombacino was the fourth member of the Wildcats' quartet.
In addition to the young Ardrey Kell musicians, church members and neighbors will hear from a quartet of local band directors and music teachers, led by Barb Tobin, retired music director at South Mecklenburg High School.
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Origin and Etymology of quartet
Italian quartetto, from quarto fourth, from Latin quartus — more at quart
First Known Use: 1773
QUARTET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quartet for English Language Learners
: a group of four singers or musicians who perform together
: a song or piece of music performed by four singers or musicians
: a group or set of four people or things
QUARTET Defined for Kids
Definition of quartet for Students
1 : a piece of music for four instruments or voices
2 : a group of four singers or musicians who perform together
3 : a group or set of four Above them, a quartet of swallows dipped and circled … — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic
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