Definitions

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  • n. A set of seven persons or objects.
  • n. A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; a septuor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musical composition written for seven performers
  • n. seven people considered as a unit
  • n. a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
  • n. seven performers or singers who perform together

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Examples

  • If a quartette were assembled, -- and many times the musical party was enlarged to a quintette or a septette, -- an adjournment was necessary to a room less crowded, but equally sparse of conventional furniture.

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885

  • AnathalloAnathallo is the Chicago-based art-house septette of collective vocal glory captained by Matthew Joynt (guitar, piano), with Bret Wallin (trombone), Danny Bracken (guitar), Seth Walker (bass), Jeremiah Johnson (drums), Erica Froman (autoharp), and Jamie Macleod (piano, trumpet).

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 178

  • Tender passages occurred here and there all the same, and Weinlich, to whom I had already shown the beginning of my work on my return to Leipzig, praised me for the clearness and good vocal quality of the introduction I had composed to the first act; this was an Adagio for a vocal septette, in which I had tried to express the reconciliation of the hostile families, together with the emotions of the wedded couple and the sinister passion of the secret lover.

    My Life — Volume 1

  • Start with "Lackluster Me," from the 2007 Anathallo is the Chicago-based art-house septette of collective vocal glory captained by Matthew Joynt (guitar, piano), with Bret Wallin (trombone), Danny Bracken (guitar), Seth Walker (bass), Jeremiah Johnson (drums), Erica Froman (autoharp), and Jamie Macleod (piano, trumpet).

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  • To this end M. Saint-Saens wrote his fine septette for piano, trumpet, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass; and M. Vincent d'Indy his romantic suite in D for trumpet, two flutes, and string instruments.]

    Musicians of To-Day

  • To this end M. Saint-Saëns wrote his fine septette for piano, trumpet, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass; and M. Vincent d'Indy his romantic suite in D for trumpet, two flutes, and string instruments.]

    Musicians of To-Day

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