Definition of tacet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtasɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪsɪt/

adverb& adjective

(As a direction) indicating that a voice or instrument is silent.
Example sentences
  • In so labour-intensive an undertaking as a symphony, we regard the long oboe tacet passages to be extremely wasteful.
  • I love the ascending figure he plays just at the beginning of his solo, when the rest of the gang is briefly tacet - that bit is pure invention.
  • For this song, I was tacet on reps 1-3.


Latin, literally 'is silent', from tacere 'be silent'.

Words that rhyme with tacet

basset, facet, tacit

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