Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music An instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite.
  • n. Music One of the variations contained in such a piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of instrumental suite popular in the 18th century

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A suite; a set of variations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a suite, or a set of variations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the variations contained in a partita
  • n. (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century

Etymologies

Italian, from feminine past participle of partire, divide, from Latin partīre; see partite.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian partita (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Davey OBrien Award (Miglior Quarterback): ancora una volta la partita sembra riservata principalmente the Tim e Colt, matriarch dietro the loro arise un Case Keenum in netta rimonta dopo gli straordinari numeri messi insieme in questa stagione che lo hanno visto viaggiare ad una media di 4 TD pass the partita, rivelandolo come arma in pi dellattacco di Houston, the livello stellare criminal lui in cabina di regia.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • A well-trained memory is essential for a player to envision and select — from the numerous combinations available to the mind's eye — those tactical "moves" that cause the most advantageous resolution of a given partita.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Now when the fiddle sang at all it sang alone: but since Stephen's departure he had rarely been in a mood for music and in any case the partita that he was now engaged upon, one of the manuscript works that he had bought in London, grew more and more strange the deeper he went into it.

    Did You Know Bach Had a Father?

  • I have tried this partita in C a good many times, and the argument goes so deep, so close and deep, that I scarcely follow it yet, let alone make it sing.

    Did You Know Bach Had a Father?

  • Ho anche fatto l'abbonamento a un canale sportivo via internet da guardare sul laptop cosi' posso finalmente godermi una buona dose di sport europeo - ieri guardavo una partita del Newcastle giusto perche' potevo!

    Riding the wave. Or something like that.

  • Benché il paracadutismo in topless sia interessante, in realtà ho postato il video perché adoro quando una partita di golf viene interrotta.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Fleggaard: Nude Skydive

  • Some Mozart, a Bach partita or sonata of my choosing, some sight reading.

    FEATURED POET: REBECCA LOUDON

  • E ricordate: ogni Ubik della nostra partita è stato usato solo come da istruzioni.

    No Fat Clips!!! : PAUL WHITTINGTON – Android 207

  • Le clip sono cinque segmenti televisivi mostrati casualmente, insieme ai cinque postati ieri, prima di ogni partita a Metal Gear Solid 4.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

  • La squadra bianca e la squadra nera lottano per la vittoria, mentre il tempo ticchetta via e la birra attende sconfitti e vincitori, per una memorabile celebrazione del dopo partita.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Guinness: Seconds from Greatness

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  • Wow, WeirdNet's done it again.

    Usage:
    "'It is strange stuff, fugues and suites of the last age, crabbed and knotted sometimes and not at all in the modern taste, but I do assure you, Stephen, there is meat it in it. I have tried this partita in C a good many times, and the argument goes so deep, so close and deep, that I scarcely follow it yet, let alone make it sing. How I should love to hear it played really well — to hear Viotti dashing away.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 48

    February 11, 2008