tacet

tacet

[tah-ket, tas-it, tey-sit]
v. imperative Music.
be silent (directing an instrument or voice not to play or sing).

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin: literally, (it) is silent

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tacet (ˈteɪsɛt, ˈtæs-)
 
vb
(intr) (on a musical score) a direction indicating that a particular instrument or singer does not take part in a movement or part of a movement
 
[C18: from Latin: it is silent, from tacēre to be quiet]

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