a company of eight singers or musicians.
a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.
Prosody. octave (def. 4).
any group of eight.
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How to use octet in a sentence
In recent months, the Israeli press has been rife with speculation about how the octet would view a strike on Iran.Meet the Israeli ‘Octet’ That Would Decide an Iran Attack | Eli Lake | March 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Later he wrote a new postlude, which is found among motivi for the octet and the Trio in C minor.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer
The central sphere is also figured; the cigar follows its usual course, and its companions unite into a sextet and an octet.Occult Chemistry | Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Miss Edith Williams, the member of the octet who fainted on the stage, swooned again soon after she took the witness stand.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror | Various
For her appearance in the Aero octet Felicity received, at the beginning, forty-five.Winner Take All | Larry Evans
As an additional piece, an arrangement of a movement from Schubert's octet was conceded.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2) | Florence May
British Dictionary definitions for octet
any group of eight, esp eight singers or musicians
a piece of music composed for such a group
prosody another word for octave (def. 2)
chem a group of eight electrons forming a stable shell in an atom
- Also (for senses 1, 2, 3): octette
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