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oc·tet

 (ŏk-tĕt′)
n.
1. Music
a. A composition for eight voices or eight instruments.
b. A group of eight singers or eight instrumentalists.
2. A group of eight: "A train of heavy wagons rumbled north on the Winnipeg Trail, drawn by octets of oxen" (Garrison Keillor).
3. See octave.
4. A set of eight valence electrons in an atom or ion, forming a stable configuration.

[Alteration (influenced by octo- duet) of Italian ottetto, from otto, eight, from Latin octō; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]

octet

(ɒkˈtɛt)
n
1. (Classical Music) any group of eight, esp eight singers or musicians
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for such a group
3. (Poetry) prosody another word for octave2
4. (Chemistry) chem a group of eight electrons forming a stable shell in an atom
Also (for senses 1, 2, 3): octette
[C19: from Latin octo eight, on the model of duet]

oc•tet

(ɒkˈtɛt)

n.
1. a company of eight singers or musicians.
2. a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.
3. octave (def. 3).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octet - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and oneoctet - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.octet - eight performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
3.octet - a set of eight 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.octet - eight people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
5.octet - a musical composition written for eight performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations
oktet
oktett
oktett
oktetas
astoņrindeoktets
okteto
oktetsekizli

octet

octette [ɒkˈtet] Nocteto m

octet

[ɒkˈtɛt] noctuor m

octet

n (Mus, Poet) → Oktett nt

octet

[ɒkˈtɛt] nottetto

octet

(okˈtet) noun
a group of eight musicians, eight lines in a poem etc.
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