septet

[sep-tet]
noun
1.
any group of seven persons or things.
2.
a company of seven singers or musicians.
3.
a musical composition for seven voices or instruments.
Also, especially British, septette.


Origin:
1830–40; < German; see septi-, -et

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septet or septette (sɛpˈtɛt)
 
n
1.  music a group of seven singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
2.  a group of seven people or things
 
[C19: from German, from Latin septem seven]
 
septette or septette
 
n
 
[C19: from German, from Latin septem seven]

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septet
1828, from Ger. Septett, from L. septum "seven" (see seven).
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