octet
octet oc*tet", n. [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L. duo. See {Octave}.] 1. (Mus.) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo instruments or voices. [1913 Webster]

2. A group of eight singers or eight musicians. [PJC]


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