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  • n. Alternative spelling of quartet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a set of four similar things considered as a unit
  • n. four performers or singers who perform together
  • n. four people considered as a unit
  • n. a musical composition for four performers


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  • Still no peace agreement in the Middle East, if you've noticed, but Tony Blair who used to be one of the world leaders speaking at the roster (ph) General Assembly, he's now a special Middle East envoy for the so-called quartette which includes the United States and the U.N. And, he is at this meeting that's currently going on now, Secretary of State Rice is there, and it's chaired at least today by the U.N. Secretary General, Bongi Moon (ph), who has a new practice he has started where every guest signs in that visits his office.

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  • The crowd of girls was in the big "quartette" room in the West Dormitory of Briarwood Hall.

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  • Here the four girls -- the "quartette" as they called themselves -- would go and sit and listen to Ellen's stories of the world they had not seen.

    Emily Brontë

  • The addresses were interspersed with appropriate selections by a quartette consisting of Mrs. J.

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  • IsbellsIsbells are the Flemish genteel-rock quartette captained by singer/songwriter Gaëtan Vandewoude (guitar), with Naïma Joris, Bart Borremans, and Gianni Marzo rounding out the lineup.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 144

  • "No reason we shouldn't make a quartette of it," remarked Harley Kennan, as with his own voice he joined in.


  • Poppy & The JezebelsCool-girl Brit quartette Poppy & The Jezebels are Mollie Kingsley (vocals, bass keyboard, Theremin), Amber Bradbury (guitar), Poppy Twist (drums, Theremin), and Dom Vine (keys, synth, cello, vocals).

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  • South London's hearty Brit rock quartette Animal Kingdom is Richard Sauberlich (vocals, guitar, piano), Hamish Crombie (bass), Wayne Yardley (guitar), and Geoff Lea (drums).

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  • Once on board, explaining his errand, he was taken below into the main cabin, where he interviewed, and was interviewed by, a quartette of men whom Daughtry qualified to himself as "a rum bunch."


  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - It's about time for me to get started on the Hannibal Lecter trilogy -- or is it a quartette with that Hannibal Rising?

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