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ta·cet(tā′sĭt, tăs′ĭt, tä′kĕt′)
Be silent. Used chiefly as a direction.
[Latin, third person sing. present tense of tacēre, to be silent.]
(Classical Music) (intr) (on a musical score) a direction indicating that a particular instrument or singer does not take part in a movement or part of a movement
[C18: from Latin: it is silent, from tacēre to be quiet]
ta•cet(ˈtɑ kɛt, ˈtæs ɪt, ˈteɪ sɪt)
be silent (used in music to direct an instrument or voice not to play or sing).
[1715–25; < Latin: literally, (it) is silent]
Past participle: taceted