Definition of tacet in English:

tacet

adjective & adverb

Music
  • (as a direction) indicating that a voice or instrument is silent.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘is silent’, from tacere ‘be silent’.

Pronunciation

tacet

/ˈtasɪt//ˈteɪsɪt/