• WordNet 3.6
    • n octet a musical composition written for eight performers
    • n octet eight people considered as a unit
    • n octet a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
    • n octet eight performers or singers who perform together
    • n octet the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • octet (Mus) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo instruments or voices.
    • octet A group of eight singers or eight musicians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n octet In music, a composition for eight voices or instruments, or a company of eight singers or players. Sometimes, but not usually, equivalent to a double quartet. Also ottetto, octuor, octiphonium.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. octo, eight, like E. duet, fr.L. duo,. See Octave


In literature:

The octet was finished and the first two lines of the sestet.
"Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches" by Maurice Baring
The first was an Octet for strings.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
The central sphere is also figured; the cigar follows its usual course, and its companions unite into a sextet and an octet.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Felicity Brown belonged to the Midnight Roof Club's famous Aero Octet.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
Octet for strings and wind in F, Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
In sections 1, 3, 4, 7, which contain the thread of argument, we find octet and ten-line stanzas.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
As an additional piece, an arrangement of a movement from Schubert's Octet was conceded.
"The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)" by Florence May

In news:

The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet performs "Sonnet to Hank Cinq".
Powerhouse octet John Brown 's Body drops in for show with Hollingsworth.
Powerhouse octet John Brown's Body drops in for show with Hollingsworth.
I find string chamber works of this type (sextets, octets , etc.
Victor Goines, Alex Sipiagin and Gianluigi Trovesi's Octet .
Cellists' octet , Nolacelli, launches Zeitgeist's Creative Music Festival.
Dave Holland Octet Pathways Dare2.
New Jazz Composers Octet The Turning Gate Motema.
Like all the truly great jazz bands of the past, the New Jazz Composers Octet can turn on a dime from the sound of a roaring big band, breathtaking in its super-train precision, to a profusion of satisfying smaller units.
Max Pollak's Rumba Tap With The Paul Carlon Octet + Dance Brazil August 1, 2008 By Ernest Barteldes.
Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet .
Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet combines the instruments and elements of a traditional New Orleans brass band with those of a modern jazz group.
Schubert's Octet in F, Op.166, D 803 (1824) At Marlboro.
This is a recording of Schubert's Octet in F Major, Opus 166, D 803 (1824).
Octet for Strings in Eb, Op 20.

In science:

Weisz, “On Gell–Mann’s λ matrices, d– and f–tensors, octets and parametrisations of SU(3)”, Comm.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
At first the method tries to find combinations of structure constants and generators, i.e. with the same color octet indices and replaces them.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In the SU(3), there are eight different color orientations for the octet c¯c states in addition to the color singlet configuration.
Superpenetration of a high energy Q barQ bound state through random color fields
Action of the external field on the color octet c¯c state may also lead to gluon emission from the dipole.
Superpenetration of a high energy Q barQ bound state through random color fields
The latter eight modes are the remnants of the color-flavor octet modes in the pure CFL phase at Ms = 0.
Extensive study of phase diagram for charge neutral homogeneous quark matter affected by dynamical chiral condensation -- unified picture for thermal unpairing transitions from weak to strong coupling --