Definition of octet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɒkˈtet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːkˈtet//
    Pieces of music
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  1. 1[countable + singular or plural verb] a group of eight singers or musicians
  2. 2[countable] a piece of music for eight singers or musicians See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Italian ottetto or German Oktett, on the pattern of duet and quartet.
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