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nonet Syllabification: no·net
Pronunciation: /nōˈnet/

Definition of nonet in English:


1A group of nine people or things, especially musicians.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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