Definition of nonet in English:


Syllabification: no·net
Pronunciation: /nōˈnet


  • 1A group of nine people or things, especially musicians.
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    • In some circles, these are referred to as cliques but in this instance, it is really more of a nonet that gets the featured billing.
    • Since 2002's Highwire, The Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra have downsized from 16 members to a svelte nonet.
    • Davis began leading groups, and in 1949 his nonet recorded the Birth of the Cool arrangements, helping to introduce the impressionistic ‘cool jazz style.’
  • 1.1A musical composition for nine voices or instruments.
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    • In these conditions he managed also to compose a nonet for wind quintet and string quartet before being transferred in February 1945 to Terezín, where he died a month later of dysentery.


mid 19th century: from Italian nonetto, from nono 'ninth', from Latin nonus.

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