sep·tet also sep·tette (sĕp-tĕt)
a. A composition for seven voices or seven instruments.
b. A group of seven singers or seven instrumentalists.
2. A group of seven.
[German Septett, from Latin septem, seven; see sept in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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