Definition of partita in English:

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Pronunciation: /pärˈtēdə/

noun (plural partitas or partite /-ˈtētā/)

A suite, typically for a solo instrument or chamber ensemble.
Example sentences
  • With the cello suites and the solo violin sonatas and partitas, they form a triptych of Bach at his most concentrated and intimate.
  • The solo violin works alternate partitas and sonatas.
  • These six works, written in a year, are in a direct line from Bach's solo violin sonatas and partitas.


Late 19th century: from Italian, literally 'divided off', feminine past participle of partire.

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Syllabification: par·ti·ta

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