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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n septette a musical composition written for seven performers
    • n septette seven people considered as a unit
    • n septette a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    • n septette seven performers or singers who perform together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Septette (Mus) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.
    • Septette A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Septette 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:

Associated Words: septenary, septuple, septette, septenate, septemvirate, septemvir, heptarchy.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
This Septett has been highly approved.
"Life of Beethoven" by Anton Schindler

In poetry:

And at night the septette of Beethoven,
And the grandmother by in her chair,
And the foot of all feet on the sofa
Beating delicate time to the air.
"The Delectable Day" by Charles Kingsley