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also sep·tette  (sĕp-tĕt′)
1. Music
a. A composition for seven voices or seven instruments.
b. A group of seven singers or seven instrumentalists.
2. A group of seven.

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


1. (Music, other) music a group of seven singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
2. a group of seven people or things
[C19: from German, from Latin septem seven]
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1. any group of seven persons or things.
2. a company of seven singers or musicians.
3. a musical composition for a septet.
[1830–40; < German; see septi-, -et]
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Septet, Septette

 a set of seven, 1886; seven infants at a birth.
Examples: septette of watercolours, 1907; a septette (a field of seven horses in racing), 1886.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septet - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and oneseptet - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.septet - seven performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
3.septet - a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
4.septet - seven people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
5.septet - a musical composition written for seven performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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[sepˈtet] Nsepteto m
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nSeptett nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
Bataille afirma ainda que o conhecido pertence tao pouco aos momentos de felicidade, que a respeito de uma frase do septeto de Vinteuil o narrador diz:
(20) Still played to this day by groups like Septeto Santiaguero, "Arroz con palitos" decries the protagonist's inability to eat food with chopsticks despite falling in love with a Chinese woman.
(10) Indeed, it is in this era that the music sensibility and performance of traditional rumba overwhelms New York City's professional music scene with the arrival of Cuban rumberos like Candido Camero (1946), Luciano "Chano" Pozo (1947), and the legendary Rodriguez family: Arsenio (1950) who, in Cuba, popularized the tumbadora drum in the septeto conjunto format, and his brothers Enrique and Raul.
A comienzos de los anos treinta, se destaca en el grupo del Conservatorio como recitadora, actriz en piezas comicas breves e interprete de cuples, en espectaculos de variedades en los que conviven composiciones del maestro Gonzalo Roig, el Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro, pregones y "bailes excentricos".
Portuondo's visit was followed by the Septeto Nacional, another legend of Cuban 'son' rhythm that returned from touring New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and even Miami, a stronghold of die-hard Cuban exiles that in the past has often been hostile to such appearances.