septet

noun

sep·​tet sep-ˈtet How to pronounce septet (audio)
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 septet has charted half a dozen No. 1s on the Billboard 200. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Desmond Luis Edwards, Amelia Fei and Imani Russell round out the neurodiverse septet, all having their moments in the spotlight. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 11 Dec. 2023 The tale is split across a septet of singers who move in and out of solo, trio (i.e., shepherds and wise men) and ensemble passages. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 The septet — who sing entirely in English — are upending genre convention and gaining a global audience. Soy Kim, Billboard, 19 Oct. 2023 They got started with the septet and the surviving members of Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Okla Jones, Essence, 26 Sep. 2023 Ryan Gosling Gives Jimin His 'Barbie' Guitar After Copying the BTS Star's Look: 'Most Prized Possession' In addition to making new music apart from the K-Pop septet, Jimin has been shining in the world of luxury fashion. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 The septet of inductees encompasses different eras and genres that have altered the course of rock music, as the Rock Hall has long preached originality, impact, and influence as the biggest factors for consideration. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 3 May 2023 The septet has already collected 15 placements on the list, with seven of those breaking into the top 10. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Septet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septet. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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septet

noun
sep·​tet
variants also septette
sep-ˈtet
1
: a musical composition for seven instruments or voices
2
: a group or set of seven
especially : the musicians that perform a septet

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