plural partimenti
: a musical exercise in contrapuntal improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries, generally played or written on a figured bass

Word History


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

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“Partimento.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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