Quatrain vs Quartet - What's the difference?

quatrain | quartet |


As nouns the difference between quatrain and quartet

is that quatrain is a poem in four lines while quartet is (music) a music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

quatrain

English

Noun

(wikipedia quatrain) (en noun)
  • a poem in four lines
  • a stanza of four lines
  • Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night,
    Has flung the Stone that puts the stars to flight:
    And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
    The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of light.

    See also

    * couplet * tercet * terzain * cinquain * sestet * septet * octave

    quartet

    Alternative forms

    * quartette

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) A music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.
  • A string quartet .
  • (music) The set of four musicians who perform a piece of music together in four parts.
  • A quartet of violinists .
  • A group of four.
  • Synonyms

    * group of four: foursome