tacet

[ tah-ket, tas-it, tey-sit ]
/ ˈtɑ kɛt, ˈtæs ɪt, ˈteɪ sɪt /

verb (imperative) Music.

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

Nearby words

  1. tabun,
  2. tac,
  3. tacamahac,
  4. tacan,
  5. tace,
  6. tach,
  7. tache,
  8. tache noir,
  9. tacheo-,
  10. tacheometer

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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Word Origin and History for tacet

tacet

1724, from Latin tacet "is silent," from tacere (see tacit).

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