sep·​tet | \ sep-ˈtet How to pronounce septet (audio) \

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

Examples of septet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The track brings the septet back to the top 10 in the market, and with one more placement in the competitive space to their credit, BTS have now made important history in the U.K. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The South Korean septet is still the only non-solo act to join this club. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The Korean pop septet’s delectable new single collected 99.37 million Spotify streams in its first seven days, according to the platform’s stream counter. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, 29 May 2021 The septet recently released a new remix of the blockbuster hit with Megan Thee Stallion in tow, and it is bound to spur a surge in purchases. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 That's right, three years after BTS appeared on the cover of Billboard in 2018, the septet are officially the stars of the September 2021 issue, following an impressive streak of hits, including five Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 26 Aug. 2021 The tune is one of 10 tracks from the septet to appear on the list this frame, with half a dozen of them reappearing after not being present last time around. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 3 June 2021 While both songs by the South Korean septet continue to maintain a high level of performance, the figures are on the downswing and this year’s BTS craze that began in late May looks to be gradually settling down. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 28 July 2021 Behind the South Korean septet, several musicians reach the chart for the first time, while a handful of incredibly successful acts return with new wins. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 12 June 2021

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First Known Use of septet

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for septet

German, from Latin septem

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16 Oct 2021

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“Septet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce septet (audio) \

Kids Definition of septet

: a group or set of seven

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