• WordNet 3.6
    • n octette a musical composition written for eight performers
    • n octette eight people considered as a unit
    • n octette a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
    • n octette eight performers or singers who perform together
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In literature:

An orderly, detailed to take them to the hall, completed the octette.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
It's an octette written in cigar-box dialect.
"Coffee and Repartee" by John Kendrick Bangs
His celebrated octette for strings, Opus 20, was composed in 1825.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
I tell you it's a truly rural octette.
"The Real Latin Quarter" by F. Berkeley Smith
Its eight magnificent churches are greater, in the number and extent of their charms, than any similar octette elsewhere.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
This much for the ladies of this octette.
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Members of the octette cast their eyes above and saw the tiny tongue of flame growing into a whirling maelstrom of fire.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
The octett parts, so neatly copied by him, are lying before me at this moment, and remind me of him.
"Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland" by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy