sep·​tet | \ sep-ˈtet \

Definition of septet

1 : a musical composition for seven instruments or voices
2 : a group or set of seven especially : the performers of a septet

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The septet typically isn't as bold with its makeup as other boy groups. Devon Abelman, Allure, "See K-Pop Group GOT7's Best Hair and Makeup Looks from the New "Lullaby" Music Video," 17 Sep. 2018 The septet may perform the same catchy songs, learn the same complex choreography, and live in the same dorm, but unlike Wonho, Minhyuk, Jooheon, I.M, Hyungwon, and Kihyun, Shownu has never dyed his hair a bright color — until now. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Shownu of Monsta X Reveals New Red Hair Color, the K-Pop Star’s First Bright Dye Job Ever," 12 Sep. 2018 BTS and Shawn Mendes’ bromance continued in a recent interview the Korean septet did with Billboard this week. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Watch BTS Address Their Love of Shawn Mendes and Talk Potential Collaboration With Singer," 19 May 2018 Silly songs are a staple of the septet’s multi-faceted repertoire -- and this song stands out on sheer panache. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "BTS' 50 Best Songs: Critics' Picks," 12 June 2018 Portents of doom thundered from a septet of improvising trombones. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Sonic Fury of the Ojai Music Festival," 24 June 2018 At Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual fund-raising galas, Wynton Marsalis’s septet often backs rock and pop stars. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Playlist: Shawn Mendes Shows His Scars, and 9 More New Songs," 23 Mar. 2018 This is not the first time that the Korean septet and pop singer have shared their affection for each other. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "BTS Tweeted About How Much They Love Shawn Mendes's Song "In My Blood"," 17 May 2018 Detroit saxophonist Molly Jones has impressed me with the agile postbop on her 2017 septet album Microliths, which features three horn players and three bassists. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "In its third year, the Exposure Series invites six up-and-comers to collaborate with Chicago musicians," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of septet

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for septet

German, from Latin septem

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English Language Learners Definition of septet

: a group of seven singers or musicians who perform together

: a piece of music that is meant to be performed by seven people


sep·​tet | \ sep-ˈtet \

Kids Definition of septet

: a group or set of seven

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