[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah]

noun, plural par·ti·tas, par·ti·te [pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] /pɑrˈti teɪ; Italian pɑrˈti tɛ/. Music.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for partita


noun plural -te (-teɪ) or -tas

music a type of suite

Word Origin for partita

Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide
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