Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a figured bass used for exercises in counterpoint, or in playing accompaniments at sight.
“ According to the first plan, Michael Angelo bargained with the Pope for twelve Apostles in the lunettes, and another part to be filled with ornament in the usual manner -- "dodici Apostoli nelle lunette, e 'l resto un certo partimento ripieno d' adornamenti come si usa.”
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