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tacet

[ tah-ket, tas-it, tey-sit ]
/ ˈtɑ kɛt, ˈtæs ɪt, ˈteɪ sɪt /
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verb (imperative) Music.

be silent (directing an instrument or voice not to play or sing).

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Origin of tacet

1715–25; <Latin: literally, (it) is silent

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British Dictionary definitions for tacet

tacet
/ (ˈteɪsɛt, ˈtæs-) /

verb

(intr) (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 for tacet

C18: from Latin: it is silent, from tacēre to be quiet
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