partita

partita

[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah]
noun, plural partitas, partite [pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] . Music.
1.
an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century.
2.
a set of variations.

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

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partita (pɑːˈtiːtə)
 
n , pl -te, -tas
music a type of suite
 
[Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide]

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