any group of seven persons or things.
a company of seven singers or musicians.
a musical composition for seven voices or instruments.
Also especially British, sep·tette.
Origin of septet
dating back to 1830–40;
see origin at septi-
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British Dictionary definitions for septette
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 septette
1828, from German Septett, from Latin septem "seven" (see seven).
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