gui·​da ˈgwē-də How to pronounce guida (audio)
plural guidas
: the subject of a musical fugue
also : the melody of a canon
: presa

Word History


Italian, guide, from Old Italian guidare to guide, direct, from Old Provençal guidar

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“Guida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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