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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: quartetto, from quarto 'fourth', from Latin quartus; QUARTER1

quartet

noun
     
Related topics: Music
quar‧tet [countable]
1APM four singers or musicians who sing or play together:
a string quartet (=four people playing musical instruments with strings, such as violins)
2APM a piece of music written for four performers
3 four people or things of the same type
quartet of
a quartet of short films set in the 1920s
[↪ quintet, trio]

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