[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah]
- an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century.
- a set of variations.
Origin of partita
1875–80; < Italian, feminine of partito divided. See party
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- music a type of suite
Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide
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