Definition of string quartet in English:

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string quartet

noun

1A chamber music ensemble consisting of first and second violins, viola, and cello.
Example sentences
  • Arriaga was second fiddle in a string quartet at nine years of age, and two years later wrote an octet.
  • Even with Adriano's increase of strings over the original string quartet, this performance keeps much of that flavor.
  • The Quartet is the graduate string quartet in residence at the Hartt School with the Miami String Quartet.
1.1A piece of music for a string quartet.
Example sentences
  • Finally, the Third Symphony contains music derived from a string quartet by way of an opera, so it really is not a late work at all.
  • His own compositions number over 60 and include a symphony, string quartet, thirty-four songs, and numerous solo piano pieces.
  • The CD contains a short string quartet movement, a suite of four pieces for brass quintet, and solo pieces for piano, trombone, and cello.

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