Definition of partita in English:


Syllabification: par·ti·ta
Pronunciation: /pärˈtētə

noun (plural partitas or partite /-ˈtētā/)

  • A suite, typically for a solo instrument or chamber ensemble.
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    • 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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