string quartet


Definition of string quartet

1 : a composition for string quartet
2 : a quartet of performers on stringed instruments usually including a first and second violin, a viola, and a cello

Examples of string quartet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There, guests lounged on vintage furniture while a string quartet played in the background. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 26 July 2022 And my string quartet had a really big impact — even though nobody ever heard it, because it never was played. New York Times, 13 July 2022 Had this been a string quartet concert, the effect would have produced an ugly intrusion. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 So, the festival wisely offered Childs a consolation prize: How about another commission, this time a string quartet? Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2022 The string quartet had previously been booked by ArtPower for an April 2020 program devoted to female composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Ruth Crawford Seeger and UCSD alumna Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2022 Her score is a 21-song cycle of solo and choral works interspersed with string quartet music. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 On select days, in-store shoppers can also enjoy afternoon sips at Wedgewood’s special tea bar (which will also offer an exclusive Instagram filter inspired by the experience) and live performances by a string quartet. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2022 There was a classical string quartet, big baskets of pastel flowers, and a carpet of rose petals leading down the aisle. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of string quartet

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Aug 2022

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“String quartet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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