Definition of Quartet

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of three and one.




2. Noun. Four performers or singers who perform together.

3. Noun. A set of four similar things considered as a unit.
Exact synonyms: Quadruple, Quadruplet, Quartette
Generic synonyms: Set

4. Noun. Four people considered as a unit. "The foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
Exact synonyms: Foursome, Quartette
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Quadrumvirate

5. Noun. A musical composition for four performers.
Exact synonyms: Quartette
Generic synonyms: Composition, Musical Composition, Opus, Piece, Piece Of Music

Definition of Quartet

1. n. A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

Definition of Quartet

1. Noun. (music) A music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument. ¹

2. Noun. (music) The set of four musicians who perform a piece of music together in four parts. ¹

3. Noun. A group of four. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quartet

1. a group of four [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quartet

quarterpipe
quarterpipes
quarterpounder
quarterpounders
quarters
quartersaw
quartersawed
quartersawing
quartersawn
quartersaws
quarterstaff
quarterstaffs
quarterstaves
quartervine
quartes
quartet (current term)
quartets
quartett
quartette
quartettes
quartetts
quartic
quartic function
quartic polynomial
quartics
quartier
quartiers
quartile
quartiles
quartine

Literary usage of Quartet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by George Grove, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"The five programs included Mozart's quartet in B-flat (Köchel, 458), Beethoven's quartets in A minor and F, opp. 132 and 135, and Septet in E-flat, op. ..."

2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"415, Concerto for tet D minor; 387, quartet G major; Piano. Accomp. ... 450, quartet В flat major ; 590, quartet Concerto for Piano. Accomp. ..."

3. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"One of the variations of the quartet in A major was sketched much earlier—in ... A little sketch for the first movement of the F major quartet found beside ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"The first subdivision of the second quartet in Fulgur is shown in fig. 7; the first division of the third quartet and the second of the second quartet in ..."

5. The Musical World (1851)
"The object of the Beethoven quartet Society was to make the musical public ... The fine quartet of Mendelssohn also went superbly, especially the romance in ..."

6. Theodore Thomas, a Musical Autobiography by Theodore Thomas, George Putnam Upton (1905)
"quartet in B flat major, Haydn; Sonata in A minor, op. ... quartet in E flat major, Schumann; Sonata for violin in E minor, op. 1, No. ..."

7. Theodore Thomas, a Musical Autobiography by Theodore Thomas, George Putnam Upton (1905)
"quartet in B flat major, Haydn; Sonata in A minor, op. ... quartet in E flat major, Schumann; Sonata for violin in E minor, op. 1, No. ..."

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