Definition of tacet adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tacet

 adverb,adjective
adverb, adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtæsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæsɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈteɪsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪsɪt//
 
(music, from Latin)
 
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(used as an instruction) used to indicate that a particular instrument does not play Word OriginLatin, literally ‘is silent’, from tacere ‘be silent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tacet