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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A set of seven persons or objects.
  • n. A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


German Septett, from Latin septem, seven; see septmĢ„ in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin septem, seven (Wiktionary)


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