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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUARTETTE

The quartette started for the station with Patience and Emma in the lead.

But his joy was materially lessened when the quartette left the house.

Laban worked the hardest of the quartette, but Issy made the most fuss about it.

As a matter of fact, however, the quartette of two boys and two girls was not exceeded.

Every venomous word he was uttering now he directed straight at the quartette.

I promised to go and listen to the quartette party this evening.

There was a full-fledged panic in that quartette room in an instant.

I want you young larks to sing me the quartette we were talking of the other day.

Its conclusion was an order to the quartette to go down on the walk again.

I supposed he was busy makin' up his quartette for that Southern cruise.

WORD ORIGIN

1773, "musical composition for four instruments or voices," from French quartette, from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto "fourth," from Latin quartus "fourth" (see quart). Meaning "set of four singers or musical performers" is from 1814.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUARTETTE

four

nounfour of something
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