- Archaic a variation
- an instrumental suite
Origin of partitaItalian ; from feminine past participle of partire, to divide ; from L: see part ()
- An instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite.
- One of the variations contained in such a piece.
Origin of partitaItalian, from feminine past participle of partire, divide, from Latin part&imacron;re; see partite.
- (music) A type of instrumental suite popular in the 18th century
From Italian partita