Quar*tet", Quar*tette" (?), n. [It. quartetto, dim. of quarto the fourth, a fourth part, fr. L. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]

1. Mus. (a)

A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

(b)

The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts.

2. Poet.

A stanza of four lines.

 

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