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English noun: quartet

1. quartet (quantity) the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Synonyms4, four, foursome, IV, Little Joe, quadruplet, quatern, quaternary, quaternion, quaternity, tetrad

Broader (hypernym)digit, figure

2. quartet (group) four performers or singers who perform together


Broader (hypernym)musical group, musical organisation, musical organization

Narrower (hyponym)barbershop quartet, string quartet, string quartette

3. quartet (group) a set of four similar things considered as a unit

Synonymsquadruple, quadruplet, quartette

Broader (hypernym)set

4. quartet (group) four people considered as a unit

SamplesHe joined a barbershop quartet.
The foursome teed off before 9 a.m..

Synonymsfoursome, quartette

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)quadrumvirate

5. quartet (communication) a musical composition for four performers


Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

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