octet


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

octet \oc*tet"\, n. [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L.
   duo. See Octave.]
   1. (Mus.) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight
      solo instruments or voices.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A group of eight singers or eight musicians.
      [PJC]
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