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divisi

Line breaks: div¦isi
Pronunciation: /dɪˈviːsi
 
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Definition of divisi in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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