Quar·tet, Quar·tette n.
1. Mus. (a) A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument. (b) The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts.
2. Poet. A stanza of four lines.
n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one [syn: four,
4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary,
quaternity, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe]
2: four performers or singers who perform together [syn: quartette]
3: a set of four similar things considered as a unit [syn: quartette,
4: four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop
quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m." [syn: quartette,
5: a musical composition for four performers [syn: quartette]