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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.]
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quartet

(kwɔːˈtɛt) or

quartette

n
1. (Music, other) a group of four singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group. See string quartet
2. any group of four: a quartet of fast bowlers.
[C18: from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto fourth]
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quar•tet

(kwɔrˈtɛt)

n.
1. an organized group of four singers or players.
2. a musical composition for four voices or instruments.
3. any group of four persons or things.
Also, esp. Brit.,quar•tette′.
[1765–75; < Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto < Latin quārtus fourth]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quartet - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and onequartet - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.quartet - four performers or singers who perform togetherquartet - 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
3.quartet - 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"
4.quartet - 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
5.quartet - 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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Translations
رُبَاعِيَّةمَجْموعَةٌ من أرْبَعَة عازِفينموسيقى رُباعِيَّه
kvartetokvartet
kvartet=-kvartet
kvartettinelikkonelikkö
kvartet
kvartettzenei négyes
kvartett
四重奏
사중창단
kvartetas
kvartets
kvarteto
kvartett
กลุ่มนักร้องหรือนักดนตรีสี่คน
dörtlükuartetkuartet için yazılmış müzik
nhóm tứ tấu

quartet

quartette [kwɔːˈtet] N (gen) (Mus) → cuarteto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

quartet

quartette [kwɔːrˈtɛt] n
(= group of four musicians or singers) → quatuor m; [jazz players] → quartette m
(= piece of music) → quatuor m
(= foursome) → quatuor m
(= four) a quartet of books → quatre livres
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

quartet(te)

n (Mus: = foursome) → Quartett nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

quartet

quartette [kwɔːˈtɛt] nquartetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quartet

(kwoːˈtet) noun
1. a group of four singers or people playing musical instruments.
2. a piece of music written for such a group. a Mozart quartet.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

quartet

رُبَاعِيَّة kvarteto kvartet Quartett κουαρτέτο cuarteto kvartetti quartette kvartet quartetto 四重奏 사중창단 kwartet kvartett kwartet quarteto квартет kvartett กลุ่มนักร้องหรือนักดนตรีสี่คน dörtlü nhóm tứ tấu 四重奏
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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.