string quartet


: a composition for string quartet
: 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 Artistic director and principal violin Kyu-Young Kim stands for his solo role in the work, with concertmaster Steven Copes performing in a string quartet with Eunae Koh, Maiya Papach and Julie Albers. Sheila Regan, Twin Cities, 5 Apr. 2024 On March 28, 1949, at Times Hall, in midtown Manhattan, an unexpectedly large crowd materialized to hear the Juilliard Quartet play the second part of a two-concert survey of the six string quartets of Béla Bartók. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 This multimedia, multi-genre piece for voices and string quartet takes as its text the Chinese poems that detainees carved in the center’s walls. Vulture, 5 Jan. 2024 Rose, swept up in the momentum of the occasion, decided to splash out on a fireworks display, a string quartet, a horse and carriage and an ice cream van. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 These covers come in a wide array of styles, from string quartets to big band to trailerizations. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 15 Feb. 2024 Go listen to some 12-tone Schoenberg string quartets and commune with God, and your selfhood will remain secure. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024 The 600-seat theater's first national act will be '00s-era singer-songwriter Five For Fighting alongside a string quartet on April 5. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 One recent concert addressing censorship included two string quartets by Aaron Copeland. Neda Ulaby, NPR, 3 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of string quartet was in 1875

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“String quartet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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