sep·​tet sep-ˈtet How to pronounce septet (audio)
: a musical composition for seven instruments or voices
: a group or set of seven
especially : the performers of a septet

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The album — which earned the septet their sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — was released to celebrate BTS’ ninth anniversary as a group. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 8 July 2022 The septet, comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, spoke at the White House on Tuesday about diversity, inclusivity, and the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. Vulture, 31 May 2022 Once a duo, Wild Child is now a septet, with members on horns, cello and keys. Annie Zaleski, Chron, 14 Dec. 2022 The move means that the septet will become temporarily inactive as a group. Patrick Frater, Variety, 17 Oct. 2022 The South Korean septet has now pushed eight tunes into the loftiest area on the list, with half a dozen going all the way to No. 1. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 The septet's entertainment company Big Hit Music announced the news today after many wondered whether Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, RM, Jungkook, Suga, and V would receive a military service exemption given BTS' global fame. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 17 Oct. 2022 On Saturday, the septet reunited for its first concert since the surprise announcement in June that its members are taking a break to focus on their solo careers, which sent shock waves across the band’s global fan base. Min Joo Kim, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2022 Every other spot on the 15-space ranking is populated by tunes from the septet that have already reached the list at one point or another. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 24 June 2022 See More

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Word History


German, from Latin septem

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of septet was in 1799

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“Septet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants also septette
: a musical composition for seven instruments or voices
: a group or set of seven
especially : the musicians that perform a septet

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