partita

[ pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah ]
/ pɑrˈti tə; Italian pɑrˈti tɑ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. parting strip,
  2. partis,
  3. partisan,
  4. partisanism,
  5. partisanship,
  6. partite,
  7. partition,
  8. partition chromatography,
  9. partition coefficient,
  10. partition line

Origin of partita

1875–80; < Italian, feminine of partito divided. See party

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British Dictionary definitions for partita

partita

/ (pɑːˈtiːtə) /

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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