• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rosalia (Mus) A form of melody in which a phrase or passage is successively repeated, each time a step or half step higher; a melodic sequence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rosalia In music, a form of melody in which a phrase or figure is repeated two or three times, each time being transposed a step or half-step upward. The term is derived from the first word of an old Italian song in which such repetition was used. It is sometimes applied to repetitions in which the progression is downward or is by longer intervals than a step.
    • n rosalia A kind of marmoset, the marikina.
    • n rosalia [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of cerambycid beetles.
    • n rosalia Scarlet fever.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rosalia rō-zā′li-a a form of melody in which a phrase is repeated, each time being transposed a step forward.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. rosalie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

There was a girl at the asylum whose name was Hepzibah Jenkins, but I always imagined her as Rosalia DeVere.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He married the beautiful Dona Rosalia Vallejo, sister of Don Guadalupe.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
He was the tall intriguing scamp who had charmed the eyes of Rosalia at the inn!
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
The park fills up the background; it consists merely of a few avenues and meadows, extending to the foot of Mount Rosalia.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
In studying my part of Rosalia, the convict's wife, a very pretty bit of "business" occurred to my mind.
"Stage Confidences" by Clara Morris
ROSALIA has 1,000 population, and is an important grain center.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
Van Dyck painted for a church in Antwerp a series of pictures of St. Rosalia, from which our illustration is taken.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
Dulcie and Douglas were responsible for Gaspare, Rosalia, and Nina, while Vittore, and Aimee, Claude, and Bertram went together.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
The Flight of Rosalia.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Tomasz and Rosalia (Mikula) Kozaczka.
Rosalia Academy has seen change but continues to grow in Greenfield.
Rosalia Cospito passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the age of 99.
Shortly after 8 am, Maria Araujo was hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by Rosalia Ontiveros, 51, while Araujo was crossing Delta Drive at Buena Vista Street, police said.
TOUCHET — Both two-time defending Class 1B state champion Colton and Rosalia came calling this weekend and both left town with double-digit victories in girls high school basketball action.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Rosalia Kijanka of Steubenville.
Waitsburg-Prescott tallied 158 of its 159 total yards of offense in the first half against Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia here Friday night, while taking a 14-7 lead into halftime.
The Pomeroy Pirates fell to Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia in three sets Tuesday, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-19.
Michael Philip Owen , 56, formerly of Richmond, and husband of Rosalia Tolentino Owen , passed away October 17, 2012, in the Republic of the Philippines, Manila.
Rosalia and Jay Shoemaker of Natrona Heights and Helen and Michael A McElhaney of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jessica L Shoemaker and Michael R McElhaney.