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[tah-ket, tas-it, tey-sit] /ˈtɑ kɛt, ˈtæs ɪt, ˈteɪ sɪt/
verb (imperative), Music.
be silent (directing an instrument or voice not to play or sing).
Origin of tacet
1715-25; < Latin: literally, (it) is silent Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tacet


/ˈteɪsɛt; ˈtæs-/
(intransitive) (on a musical score) a direction indicating that a particular instrument or singer does not take part in a movement or part of a movement
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: it is silent, from tacēre to be quiet
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Word Origin and History for tacet

1724, from Latin tacet "is silent," from tacere (see tacit).

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