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’
    ‘divisi passages’
    • ‘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.’

noun

  • 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

/diˈvēzē/