nonet

[noh-net]
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noun Music.

a group of nine performers or instruments.
a composition for a nonet.

Nearby words

  1. nonequivalence,
  2. nones,
  3. nonessential,
  4. nonessential amino acid,
  5. nonesuch,
  6. nonetheless,
  7. nonethnic,
  8. nonevent,
  9. nonexclusive,
  10. nonexecutive

Origin of nonet

1860–65; < Italian nonetto, derivative of nono ninth < Latin nōnus. See -et

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British Dictionary definitions for nonet

nonet

noun

a piece of music composed for a group of nine instruments
an instrumental group of nine players

Word Origin for nonet

C19: from Italian nonetto, from nono ninth, from Latin nōnus

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Word Origin and History for nonet

nonet

"composition for nine instruments," 1865, from Italian nonetto, from nono "ninth," from Latin nonus (see nones).

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