1A group of nine people or things, especially musicians.
- 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.’
Mid 19th century: from Italian nonetto, from nono 'ninth', from Latin nonus.
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