Quartet



[kwawr-tet] /kwɔrˈtɛt/

noun
1.
any group of four persons or things.
2.
an organized group of four singers or players.
3.
a musical composition for four voices or instruments.
/kwɔːˈtɛt/
noun
1.
a group of four singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group See string quartet
2.
any group of four: a quartet of fast bowlers
n.

1773, “musical composition for four instruments or voices,” from French quartette, from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto “fourth,” from Latin quartus “fourth” (see quart). Meaning “set of four singers or musical performers” is from 1814.

A group of four musicians or singers; also, a piece of music for four instruments or voices.

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