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partita

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

noun

, Music.
, plural par·ti·tas, par·ti·te [pahr-, tee, -tey, pah, r, -, tee, -te].
  1. an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century.
  2. a set of variations.


partita

/ pɑːˈtiːtə /

noun

  1. music a type of suite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of partita1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of partita1

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

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Example Sentences

Qui risi e piansi, e con doglia infinita, Da questo sasso vidi far partita Colei ch 'a me mi tolse, e non mi volse.

This is of Spanish origin (Saracen dance), and is generally accompanied by variations called partita or doubles.

One of her pictures, called "Una partita," was exhibited at Naples and attracted much attention.

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