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



    BrE BrE//kwɔːˈtet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɔːrˈtet//
    Pieces of music
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  1. 1 [countable + singular or plural verb] a group of four musicians or singers who play or sing together the Amadeus Quartet
  2. 2 [countable] a piece of music for four musicians or singers a Beethoven string quartet See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. 3[countable + singular or plural verb] a set of four people or things the last in a quartet of novels
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the general sense ‘set of four’): from French quartette, from Italian quartetto, from quarto ‘fourth’, from Latin quartus.
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