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

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The show is directed by Argentine film director Lucrecia Martel with Olivier Rousteing and Iris van Herpen making the costumes—the show will also include a harpist, a flute septet, and a person uniquely responsible for lasers. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Meet the Set Designer Behind For Björk Latest Showstopping Performance," 10 May 2019 Yet the BTS Army fully believes the septet will find time to fit this year’s Met Gala into their busy schedule. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Want BTS to Perform at Met Gala 2019," 3 Apr. 2019 Fans of the Korean septet BTS -- known as ARMY -- and Beyoncé’s Beyhive got together on Wednesday (June 20) to stream songs by the pair. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Army and Beyonce's Beyhive Teamed Up on Twitter For a Major Streaming Party," 20 June 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce septet (audio) \

Kids Definition of septet

: a group or set of seven

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