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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After a concert Sunday in Seoul, the world’s favorite K-Pop septet announced its members are going on an extended hiatus from performing. Cnn, The Mercury News, "BTS taking extended break; fans told to give them their space," 12 Aug. 2019 The world's favorite K-Pop septet announced its members are going on an extended hiatus from performing following a concert in Seoul on Sunday. Scottie Andrew And Braden Goyette, CNN, "BTS is taking an extended break from performing, and fans are crying... tears of joy," 11 Aug. 2019 Ahead of their show in New York City, the septet spoke with Billboard about their recently released Spinning Top: Between Security and Insecurity album, their carer and future, their creative identity and more. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "GOT7 Talk 'Spinning Top' Album, Dealing With Stress & Their Future: 'We're Going to Stay Together'," 8 July 2019 This dramatic increase reflects a surge in K-pop’s global popularity, spurred by the success of the septet BTS, which became the first Asian act to reach 5 billion streams on Spotify. Time, "‘I Waited Eight Years.’ Meet the K-Pop Superfans Who Spent Their Savings to Meet Their Favorite Idols," 24 July 2019 When asked how the possibility of serving in the military would affect the group, the septet was on the same page. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "BTS Said They Will Likely Eventually Break Up to Serve in the South Korean Military," 23 Apr. 2019 The album’s smart sequencing balances the often-lush sound of Ekaya, the septet Mr. Ibrahim has led in various incarnations for more than 30 years, and his own commanding presence as a solo pianist on three improvised pieces. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘The Balance’ by Abdullah Ibrahim Review: A Jazz Master Continues to Grow," 24 June 2019 BTS World game puts you in charge of the band The game starts in 2012, when the septet, which recently celebrated their anniversary, was forming. Fatima Farha, USA TODAY, "BTS World mobile game and album move K-pop boy band closer to total domination," 28 June 2019 Ahead of the superstar septet’s upcoming BTS World game, BTS shared the first of several songs that will be featured in the mobile phone game today (June 7). Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Jin, Jimin & Jungkook & Charli XCX Release 'Dream Glow' For 'BTS World' Mobile Game Soundtrack: Listen," 7 June 2019

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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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