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septet

[ sep-tet ]
/ sɛpˈtɛt /
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noun

any group of seven persons or things.
a company of seven singers or musicians.
a musical composition for seven voices or instruments.

Nearby words

septenary, septendecillion, septennial, septennium, septentrion, septet, septi-, septic, septic abortion, septic fever, septic infarct
Also especially British, sep·tette.

Origin of septet

From German, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at septi-, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for septet

septet

septette

/ (sɛpˈtɛt) /

noun

music a group of seven singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
a group of seven people or things

Word Origin for septet

C19: from German, from Latin septem seven
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Word Origin and History for septet

septet


n.

1828, from German Septett, from Latin septem "seven" (see seven).

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