1 (piece of music for) four players or singers 四重奏（曲）; 四重唱（曲）; 四重奏演奏者; 四重唱演唱者
*a string quartet, ie players of or music for two violins, a viola and a cello 弦乐四重奏（两个小提琴、一个中提琴和一个大提琴的演奏者或其乐曲）.
2 set of four people or things 四人一组; 四件一套
*a quartet of novels with a linking theme 主题连贯的四部小说.
1700-1800; Language: Italian;Origin:
quartetto, from quarto 'fourth'
, from Latin
four singers or musicians who sing or play together a string quartet (=four people playing musical instruments with strings, such as violins)
a piece of music written for four performers
four people or things of the same typequartet of a quartet of short films set in the 1920s
, trio trio