from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a figured bass used for exercises in counterpoint, or in playing accompaniments at sight.


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  • [314] 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."

    Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 The Fine Arts


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