quartet
also quartette noun Etymology: Italian quartetto, from quarto fourth, from Latin quartus — more at quart Date: 1773 1. a musical composition for four instruments or voices 2. a group or set of four; especially the performers of a quartet

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  • quartet — QUARTÉT s.n. v. cvartet. Trimis de cata, 16.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  QUARTÉT2, quartéţi, s.m. (inform.) Bait de patru biţi. [pr.: cuar ] (din fr. quartet) Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  …   Dicționar Român

  • quartet — (also quartette) ► NOUN 1) a group of four people playing music or singing together. 2) a composition for a quartet. 3) a set of four. ORIGIN Italian quartetto, from quarto fourth …   English terms dictionary

  • Quartet — Quar*tet , Quartette 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quartet — quartet. = tetrad (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • quartet — англ. [куо/тэт] Quartett нем. [квартэ/т] quartetto ит. [куартэ/тто] квартет …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • quartet — (n.) 1773, musical composition for four instruments or voices, from Fr. quartette, from It. quartetto, dim. of quarto fourth, from L. quartus fourth (see QUART (Cf. quart)). Meaning set of four singers or musical performers is from 1814 …   Etymology dictionary

  • quartet — [kwôr tet′] n. [Fr quartette < It quartetto, dim. of quarto < L quartus, fourth: see QUART1] 1. any group of four persons or things 2. Music a) a composition for four voices or four instruments b) a group of four performers of such a… …   English World dictionary

  • quartet — /kwawr tet /, n. 1. any group of four persons or things. 2. an organized group of four singers or players. 3. a musical composition for four voices or instruments. Also, esp. Brit., quartette. [1765 75; < It quartetto, dim. of quarto < L quartus… …   Universalium

  • Quartet — In music, a quartet ( fr. quatuor, de. Quartett, it. quartetto, es. cuarteto) is a method of instrumentation (or a medium), used to perform a musical composition, and consisting of four parts. Western art musicIn Western art music, which is often …   Wikipedia

  • quartet — quartette [ k(w)artɛt ] n. m. VAR. quartet • v. 1935, 1955; angl. quartet; « petit quatuor » 1869; it. quartetto ♦ Ensemble de quatre musiciens de jazz. ● quartet nom masculin (anglais quartet) Multiplet de quatre bits, permettant de coder 16… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quartet — [[t]kwɔː(r)te̱t[/t]] quartets 1) N COUNT COLL A quartet is a group of four people who play musical instruments or sing together. ...a string quartet. ...a quartet of singers. 2) N COUNT A quartet is a piece of music for four instruments or four… …   English dictionary

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