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 participants in the ongoing onscreen chat are a calculatedly diverse septet of Angelenos trying to maintain the cohesion of their clique telephonically. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Connecting…’ Review: A Covid-Era Comedy," 5 Oct. 2020 The newest septet on the block leans heavily on SM Entertainment's tried and tested manual of success, but with more English in the mix. Cristina Jaleru, Star Tribune, "Review: SuperM supercharges dance floors with super album," 23 Sep. 2020 In a new interview with GQ, the septet revealed who their biggest style heroes are--and those who inspired them are pretty diverse. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Snoopy, Batman, ARMY & More: BTS Break Down Their Style Heroes," 11 Sep. 2020 The septet won awards in the best choreography, best pop video, best K-Pop and best group categories. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Watch BTS Give 'Dynamite' Performance on AGT Season 15 Semifinals," 16 Sep. 2020 The music video is colorful and well-choreographed, with each member of the septet showing off his individual charms -- which, okay, they’re already known for. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: BTS Score the First K-pop Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Dynamite'," 1 Sep. 2020 The Korean septet have two chart-topping albums in the U.K, with Map Of The Soul: Persona and Map Of The Soul: 7 and a total of six Top 40 entries on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Explodes In U.K. to Lead Chart Race," 24 Aug. 2020 Most of the septet stuck with natural shades of black and brown, but leader RM shocked fans with a brilliant teal dye job (as seen above). Devon Abelman, Allure, "RM of BTS Just Brought Back a Fan-Favorite Hair Color," 11 Aug. 2020 The donation matched the septet's donation of the same amount within 24 hours, organizers said Monday. Brian Dakss, CBS News, "Live updates: George Floyd memorials reach his hometown of Houston," 8 June 2020

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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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The first known use of septet was in 1828

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15 Oct 2020

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“Septet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of septet

: a group or set of seven

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