Definition of divisi in English:

divisi

Syllabification: di·vi·si
Pronunciation: /diˈvēzē
 
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adjective

  • A musical direction indicating that a section of players should be divided into two or more groups, each playing a different part: [postpositive]: violas divisi divisi passages
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    • The only nit I have to pick concerns the thinning out of string tone in the multi - divisi passages.
    • We have already noted the addition of divisi violas.

noun (plural same)

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  • A divisi passage of music.
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    • There were nine of us, three for each part and at least one for each divisi.

Origin

Italian, literally 'divided' (plural), from dividere 'to divide'.

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