(music) the aspect of composition concerned with the writing of parts, esp counterpoint
[pahr-tee] /ˈpɑr ti/ noun, plural parties. 1. a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party. 2. a group gathered for a special purpose or task: a fishing party; a search party. 3. a detachment, squad, or detail of troops assigned to perform some particular […]
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noun a very sociable person who enjoys lively social activities, a sociable person who loves and goes to many parties Usage Note slang noun phrase An enthusiastic party-goer: Apparently Salman has turned into a major party animal (1980s+)
noun 1. a boat that takes paying passengers for a day or several hours of fishing, as in coastal waters or a bay, and usually rents fishing tackle and sells or provides bait. noun a boat that conducts passengers on a short tour or expedition, esp. for fishing
[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/ adjective 1. . [pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/ adjective 1. having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated: a parti-colored dress. adj. 1530s, from party “divided,” from French parti, past participle of partir “to divide” (see part (v.)). The noun parti itself occurs in the sense “parti-colored” from late 14c.