See also: òssia

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NounEdit

ossia (plural ossias)

  1. (music) In a musical score, an alternative version of a passage, usually just a few measures long. The alternative is usually an easier version of a particularly difficult passage.

ReferencesEdit

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/notation/modifying-single-staves#ossia-staves

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EtymologyEdit

Univerbation of o (or) +‎ sia (that it be). Compare Portuguese ou seja, Spanish o sea.

ConjunctionEdit

ossia

  1. that is; to be precise (used to introduce a clarification or explanation)
  2. or rather

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