quartette


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quar·tet

also quar·tette  (kwôr-tĕt′)
n.
1. Music
a. A composition for four voices or four instruments.
b. A group of four singers or four instrumentalists.
2. A group of four.

[French quartette, from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto, fourth, from Latin quārtus; see quart.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quartette - four performers or singers who perform togetherquartette - four performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
barbershop quartet - an unaccompanied quartet of (usually male) voices singing sentimental songs in four-part harmony
string quartet, string quartette - an instrumental quartet with 2 violins and a viola and a cello
2.quartette - a set of four 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"
3.quartette - four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
quadrumvirate - a group of four men
4.quartette - a musical composition for four 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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References in classic literature ?
One was a fantasia, King Lear; the other was a quartette dedicated to the memory of Bach.
There was Granet; Geoffrey Anselman, his cousin, who played for Cambridge and rowed two; Major Harrison, whose leave had been extended another three weeks; and the secretary of the club, who made up the quartette.
The Winsome Waggish Warblers proved to be a quartette of rabbit singers, two gentlemen and two lady rabbits.