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quar·tetalso quar·tette (kwôr-tĕt′)
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.]
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|Noun||1.||quartette - 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
|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."|
quadrumvirate - a group of four men
|4.||quartette - a musical composition for four performers|
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