Definition of divisi in English:

divisi

adjective

  • A musical direction indicating that a section of players should be divided into two or more groups each playing a different part.

    postpositive ‘violas divisi’
    • ‘The only nit I have to pick concerns the thinning out of string tone in the multi - divisi passages.’
    • ‘We have already noted the addition of divisi violas.’

noundivisi

  • A divisi passage of music.

    ‘There were nine of us, three for each part and at least one for each divisi.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘divided’ (plural), from dividere ‘to divide’.

Pronunciation

divisi

/dɪˈviːsi/