partimento

noun par·ti·men·to \ˌpärtəˈmen‧ˌtō\

Definition of partimento

plural

partimenti

\-ˌtē\
  1. :  a musical exercise in contrapuntal improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries, generally played or written on a figured bass

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Origin and Etymology of partimento

Italian, literally, division, from partire to divide, go away (from Latin partire, partiri to divide) + -mento -ment (from Latin -mentum)


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