quartet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French quartette, from Italian quartetto. Doublet of cuarteto and quartetto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwɔː(ɹ)ˈtɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt
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[a], [b] ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: four
    Ordinal: fourth
    Latinate ordinal: quartary, quaternary
    Adverbial: four times
    Multiplier: fourfold
    Latinate multiplier: quadruple
    Distributive: quadruply
    Collective: foursome
    Greek or Latinate collective: tetrad
    Greek collective prefix: tetra-, tessera-
    Latinate collective prefix: quadri-
    Multiuse collective: quadruplet
    Fractional: quarter, fourth
    Greek prefix: tetarto-
    Number of musicians: quartet

Noun[edit]

quartet (plural quartets)

  1. A group of four people or things, particularly
    • 2015, Tony Holmes, American Eagles: US Fighter Pilots in the RAF 1939-1945
      The last of the quartet of American fighter pilots to join the RAF before the war was Cyril 'Pussy' Palmer, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in March 1918.
    1. (music) A group of four musicians who perform classical music together.
      The string quartet played some chamber music.
    2. (music) A musical composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.
      He composed a string quartet.
    3. (music) A group of four singers, usually males, who sings together in four-part harmony.
      The barbershop quartet performed the composition a capella.

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quartet m (plural quartets)

  1. quartet

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French[edit]

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quartet m (plural quartets)

  1. quartet

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quartet n (plural quartete)

  1. Alternative form of cvartet

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