quartetto

noun quar·tet·to

Definition of quartetto

plural

quartettos

  1. old-fashioned :  quartet 1

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Origin and Etymology of quartetto

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


First Known Use: 1758


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