• WordNet 3.6
    • n septet a musical composition written for seven performers
    • n septet seven people considered as a unit
    • n septet a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    • n septet seven performers or singers who perform together
    • n septet the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Septet (Mus) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.
    • Septet A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n septet In music:
    • n septet A work for seven voices or instruments. Compare quartet and quintet.
    • n septet A company of seven performers who sing or play septets. Also septette, septuor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Septet sep-tet′ a work for seven voices or instruments: a company of seven musicians.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. septem, seven, like duet, from L. duo,


In literature:

He was particularly fond of doing so when I played Hummel's Septet, and was so encouraging.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
You may perhaps be surprised that I make no difference of price between the sonata, septet, and symphony.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
Anyhow, Beethoven always spoke of him with respect, and Haydn said Beethoven's septet was sublime.
"Haydn" by John F. Runciman
Apart from this, the composition is simple enough, all the ovoids being alike, and composed of a triplet, a septet and a duad.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Septet in E-flat for strings and wind, Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Septet for trumpet, two violins, viola, basso & piano, op.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey
Paderewski played, at first with strings a Septet or Septuor of Brahms', and then many things by himself.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
I had heard of a septet, but the musician who wrote that was called J. N. Hummel.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker

In news:

The Chapel Hill septet rambles along the rustic folkways paved by outfits like Old Crow Medicine Show, hurtling headlong with the manic passion of early Avett Brothers and.
Since their debut record in 1986, the Los Angeles septet has seen an evolving lineup over two decades which has influenced some of the genre's most commercially successful acts, like No Doubt, Reel Big Fish and Sublime.
This septet's fanciful, baroque pop has become a Seattle sensation, and the rest of the country is starting to catch on.
The Microscopic Septet Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk Cuneiform Records.
The Microscopic Septet has been around for 30 years, but until recently the band—though influenced by Thelonious Monk from its earliest days—had recorded a grand total of one Monk tune.
Victor Garcia trumpets a new septet at emerging Logan Center.
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet Live at the Triple Door The Royal Potato Family.
Anyone who doesn't enjoy Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet probably lacks a pulse.
Jamie Baum Septet Solace Sunnyside.
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet Husky Hyena.
Kerry Strayer Septet to perform at Jazz on the Green.
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet -Husky.
Richard Galliano Septet Piazzolla Forever Dreyfus Records.
Consider Piazzolla Forever (Dreyfus) by Richard Galliano's Septet as a late addition to my top releases of last year.
Wynton Marsalis Septet Live at the Village Vanguard Columbia Jazz.

In science:

H[AB ] and H , while the scalars ϕ and η and their ′′conjugates′′ , which break SU (7) to SU (5), are fundamental septets and anti-septets, respectively.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
A are singlets and septets of the group G2 , respectively.4 where the spinor fields ηα and ψ α The internal group index α is raised and lowered as follows: ϕα = ǫαβ ϕβ and ϕα = ϕβ ǫβα , with ǫαγ ǫβγ = δα β , where ǫαβ is the antisymmetric invariant tensor of the group SU (2).
G_2 invariant 7D Euclidean super Yang-Mills theory as a higher-dimensional analogue of the 3D super-BF theory
Path action is invariant under a 7-parameter symmetry subgroup, whose generator septet comprises the universe’s ‘constants of motion’. A left-Lorentz symmetry generator-- electric charge--joins the six right-Lorentz generators of momentum and angular momentum (a Lorentz 6-vector).
Unification of Gravity with Electromagnetism