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septet (n.)

1828, from German Septett, from Latin septem "seven" (see seven).

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Definitions of septet

septet (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one;
Synonyms: seven / " / vii / sevener / heptad / septenary
septet (n.)
seven performers or singers who perform together;
Synonyms: septette
septet (n.)
a set of seven similar things considered as a unit;
Synonyms: septette
septet (n.)
seven people considered as a unit;
Synonyms: septette / sevensome
septet (n.)
a musical composition written for seven performers;
Synonyms: septette
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