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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.
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