- an ordered series of instrumental dances, in the same or related keys, commonly preceded by a prelude.
- an ordered series of instrumental movements of any character.
Origin of suite
Examples from the Web for suite
When we get into his suite, he collapses on the couch and begins drinking tequila again.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another black-and-white shot, they are boyishly sprawled on the rose-printed carpet of their suite, reading piles of fan mail.
Then there are a suite of tools that can operate at the kind of depth we're talking about, I believe between 4000-5000 meters.James Cameron on How to Find Flight MH370, Climate Change, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also inside the suite was Peter Greste, an award-winning Australian correspondent who was working for the same network.
At the door a couple is entwined on the floor blocking my departure from the suite.
But she sighed again as she entered her own suite to find Nina and Amy complacently dressing themselves for the afternoon's run.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
The third cheroot brought Jack and his suite within sight of Hanby House.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees
I shall keep to my own half of this suite, with the less difficulty because I haven't the slightest wish to intrude on yours.Vision House|C. N. Williamson
Took a suite in Space Verge hotel with four quote secretaries unquote, and has refused to see anyone.The Telenizer|Don Thompson
Noting my uncertainty, the salesman suggested a suite of French walnut.Growing Nuts in the North|Carl Weschcke
British Dictionary definitions for suite
- an instrumental composition consisting of several movements in the same key based on or derived from dance rhythms, esp in the baroque period
- an instrumental composition in several movements less closely connected than a sonata
- a piece of music containing movements based on or extracted from music already used in an opera, ballet, play, etc
Word Origin for suite
Culture definitions for suite
A group of related pieces of music or movements played in sequence. In the baroque era, a suite was a succession of different kinds of dances. In more recent times, suites have contained excerpts from longer works, such as ballets, or have simply portrayed a scene, as in Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite.