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1. An instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite.
2. One of the variations contained in such a piece.
[Italian, from feminine past participle of partire, divide, from Latin partīre; see partite.]
n, pl -te (-teɪ) or -tas
(Classical Music) music a type of suite
[Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide]
suite(swit; for 3 often sut)
1. a number of things forming a series or set.
2. a connected series of rooms to be used together: a hotel suite.
3. a set of matching furniture, esp. for one room.
4. a company of followers or attendants; train or retinue.
a. an ordered series of instrumental dances, in the same or related keys, commonly preceded by a prelude.
b. an ordered series of instrumental movements of any character.
6. Computers. a group of software programs sold as a unit and usu. designed to work together.
[1665–75; < French, metathetic variant of Old French siute suit]
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|Noun||1.||partita - one of the variations contained in a partita|
variation - a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
|2.||partita - (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century|
suite - a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected