Quartet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kwɔːrˈtet|  American pronunciation of the word quartet
Brit.  |kwɔːˈtɛt|  British pronunciation of the word quartet

noun

- the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one (syn: 4, four, foursome, iv, quadruplet, quatern, quaternary, quaternion, quaternity, tetrad)
- four performers or singers who perform together (syn: quartette)
- a set of four similar things considered as a unit (syn: quadruple, quadruplet, quartette)
- four people considered as a unit(syn: foursome, quartette)

he joined a barbershop quartet

- a musical composition for four performers (syn: quartette)

Examples

He is a member of a jazz quartet.

The author wrote a quartet of novels about the same character.

a string quartet (=four people playing musical instruments with strings, such as violins)

a quartet of short films set in the 1920s

a Mozart string quartet transcribed for piano

Word forms

noun
singular: quartet
plural: quartets
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