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nonet

[noh-net] /noʊˈnɛt/
noun, Music.
1.
a group of nine performers or instruments.
2.
a composition for a nonet.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Italian nonetto, derivative of nono ninth < Latin nōnus. See -et
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British Dictionary definitions for nonet

nonet

/nɒˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a piece of music composed for a group of nine instruments
2.
an instrumental group of nine players
Word Origin
C19: from Italian nonetto, from nono ninth, from Latin nōnus
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Word Origin and History for nonet

"composition for nine instruments," 1865, from Italian nonetto, from nono "ninth," from Latin nonus (see nones).

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