Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A composition for seven voices or seven instruments.
  • noun A group of seven singers or seven instrumentalists.
  • noun A group of seven.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music:
  • noun A work for seven voices or instruments. Compare quartet and quintet.
  • noun A company of seven performers who sing or play septets. Also septette, septuor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A set of seven persons or objects.
  • noun (Mus.) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A group of seven; often applied to a musical group of seven performers.
  • noun A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices.

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
  • noun a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
  • noun seven performers or singers who perform together
  • noun seven people considered as a unit
  • noun a musical composition written for seven performers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Septett, from Latin septem, seven; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin septem, seven

Examples

  • Government sources in Jerusalem said that the inner cabinet, known as the "septet" - which last met on Sunday to discuss Israel's reply to demands made by US President Barack Obama, including an end to construction in east Jerusalem, an extension of the 10-month housing-start moratorium, and an agreement to deal with issues of settlements, refugees and Jerusalem in the proximity talks - would likely meet again during Pessah to formulate Israel's response.

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