- any group of four persons or things
- a composition for four voices or four instruments
- a group of four performers of such a composition, or any group of four musicians playing together
Origin of quartetFrench quartette ; from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto ; from Classical Latin quartus, fourth: see quart
- Music a. A composition for four voices or four instruments.b. A group of four singers or four instrumentalists.
- A group of four.
Origin of quartetFrench quartette, from Italian quartetto, diminutive of quarto, fourth, from Latin quartus; see quart.