plural quartettos
old-fashioned : quartet sense 1

Word History


Italian, diminutive of quarto fourth, from quarto, adjective, fourth, from Latin quartus; akin to Latin quattuor four

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartetto was in 1758

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“Quartetto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartetto. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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