[ UK /ɒktˈɛt/ ]
[ US /ɑkˈtɛt/ ]
  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  2. eight people considered as a unit
  3. eight performers or singers who perform together
  4. a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
  5. a musical composition written for eight performers
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How To Use octet In A Sentence

  • Murray's last release for this label, a tribute to Coltrane played by an octet, was on many critics' top - 10 lists.
  • Prettily and sexily costumed by Ms. Kurtzman in brief baby-doll tunics in a range of cerise and gray hues sparingly appliquéd with tiny roses and paired with pearlescent trunks, Mr. Morris's octet of women form a gamboling sisterhood—think classical nymphs rendered by Isadora Duncan. Where Dancers and Patrons Meet for a Duet
  • But where the octet's instrumental skill radiates the most heat is in "The Box Set" and "Paddy Ryan's Dream/Blue Britches/Gan Ainm," the latter medley featuring some exotic percussion (cajon, darbuka, caixixi) and the hard-shoe stepdancing of Bernadette Flanagan and Ms. Dudasik. What's Irish for 'Girl Power?'
  • The enterprising young Mr Sheriff has won Arts Council funding for the octet.
  • For example, you might want to subnet an address like 10. 1.x.0, where the first two octets are fixed because they are used in the extended network prefix, and the fourth octet is 0 because all bits are used for the host number. Determining the Address to Use with the Subnet Mask
  • Fiftines andbut fortines by novanas andor vantads by octettes ayand decadendecads by a lunary with last a lone. Finnegans Wake
  • His celebrated octette for strings, Opus 20, was composed in 1825. A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present
  • Tonight, Wakefield Jazz presents Sax Appeal, a long-established octet which features five saxophones, led by Derek Nash.
  • Often the atoms comprising a complex molecule can be arranged in several ways and still satisfy the octet rule for each atom.
  • The octet rule is followed in so many compounds it is a useful guide.
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