proposta

noun pro·pos·ta \prə-ˈpō-stə\

Definition of proposta

  1. :  the subject (see 1subject 3f) of a musical fugue (see 1fugue 1b) Here the proposta is unchanged but the risposta is altered.

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Circa 1903

First Known Use of proposta

circa 1903


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