[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/
noun, plural rites de passage
[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ (Show IPA). French.
rite of passage.
adverb, adjective 1. (of a passage in a musical score) immediately slower. adjective, adverb (music) 1. held back momentarily 2. another term for rallentando
noun, Anthropology. 1. a ritual or ceremony performed by a community in a time of crisis that affects all members, as a rain dance during a drought.
noun 1. Anthropology. a ceremony performed to facilitate or mark a person’s change of status upon any of several highly important occasions, as at the onset of puberty or upon entry into marriage or into a clan. 2. any important act or event that serves to mark a passage from one stage of life to […]
noun 1. French Le Sacre du Printemps. a ballet suite (1913) for orchestra by Igor Stravinsky.