Definition of Ossia

1. Noun. In a musical score an ossia is an alternative version of the music, often just a few measures long. ¹



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Definition of Ossia

1. or else -- used as a musical direction [conj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossia

osseous ampulla
osseous cell
osseous hydatid cyst
osseous labyrinth
osseous lacuna
osseous part of skeletal system
osseous polyp
osseous spiral lamina
osseous tissue
osseously
osseter
osseters
ossetra
ossetras
ossi-
ossia (current term)
ossianic
ossias
ossicle
ossicles
ossicone
ossicula
ossicula auditus
ossicula mentalia
ossicular
ossicular chain
ossicular prosthesis
ossicular replacement
ossiculate
ossiculated

Literary usage of Ossia

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1. Rendiconti del Circolo matematico di Palermo by Circolo matematico di Palermo (1907)
"ossia : = o la quale dimostra che /^ è da contarsi almeno s -{- i volte fra i coni di [/]. Essendo così provato che aj"1"1 contiene come ..."

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