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quartet

noun uk   /kwɔːˈtet/ us    /kwɔːr-/

quartet noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of four people who play musical instruments or sing as a group: A string quartet was playing Mozart.

quartet noun (PIECE OF MUSIC)

[C] a piece of music written for four people: He has composed 18 quartets and 14 symphonies.
Translations of “quartet”
in Korean 4중주단…
in Arabic رُباعي…
in French quatuor…
in Turkish dört kişilik müzik grubu, dörtlü…
in Italian quartetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 四重奏樂團, 四重唱組合…
in Russian квартет…
in Polish kwartet…
in Spanish cuarteto…
in Portuguese quarteto…
in German das Quartett…
in Catalan quartet…
in Japanese 4重奏, カルテット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四重奏乐团, 四重唱组合…
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