octet octet  /ɑk ˈtɛt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  2. (n) eight performers or singers who perform together
  3. (n) a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
  4. (n) eight people considered as a unit
  5. (n) a musical composition written for eight performers

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Usage(s):

  1. And the octet learned from the natives as it went along.
  2. In his warscape, an octet of eight rambunctious Jews most of them American but a couple German have been set loose with the mission to kill and disfigure the enemy army.
  3. Before long, they swelled from a quartet to an octet, then to a chorus of 16.

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  • "Some of the compositions that I've written in the past evolve in my mind a little bit over time," Holland says in a press release, adding that "One of the advantages of the sextet is that it's still a smaller unit than big band or octet, but...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Dave Holland Source: JazzTimes Magazine

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