octette :

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  • n  eight performers or singers who perform together
  • n  a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
  • n  eight people considered as a unit
  • n  a musical composition written for eight performers

  • The motif appears in the first act and is elaborated into an octette in the third act when Gianetto's plot is perfected.
  • An octette of Republican ladies, wearing coonskin caps, trooped around town chanting a six-stanza ode to Sam Hopkins, written to the tune of Davy Crockett.
  • An octette of Negro mess-men and other talent, with a band of pots pans, an accordion and a cornet, put on a pathetic and courageous show"The Franklin Frolics.

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