"a cappella" Definition | Free English Dictionary | international-dictionary.com
header logo
Back To | Home Page       Search

meaning of "

a cappella

"  



      
AD 970 X 250

Webster

English Word:

a cappella


English Pronunciation:

a cap•pel•la


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Italian) See Chapel.


⇨Definition

(Music) (a) In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. (English), a mass purely vocal. (b) A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.



See a mistake? Help us improve the quality of the definitions. It's fast and easy - simply click the edit icons and follow the prompts. Thank you for your help!




Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Italian alla cappella (“in the manner of the chapel”), referring to non-instrumental choirs; from Latin a-, ad, "to", + cappella, "chapel".


Adjective:

Adjective a cappella (not comparable) (music) singing solely or mainly without instrumental accompaniment. An a cappella group sang during the wedding reception. (obsolete, music) alla breve.


Adverb:

Adverb a cappella (not comparable) (music) In a manner of a choir with no instrumental accompaniment; literally "in the style of the (Sistine) Chapel (in Rome)"; such as a musical Mass done a cappella. Groups of teens singing a cappella on street corners got recording contracts. (obsolete, music) In alla breve time.


Reference:

a cappella

See a mistake? Help us improve the quality of the definitions. It's fast and easy - simply click the edit icons and follow the prompts. Thank you for your help!







AD 728 X 90

Visitor Input:

Visitors are welcome to help us expand the meaning of a cappella. Fill in the form below to add your definition, example or comment.

 

Post Your Input


 
Enter your name
 
Definition Example Comment
 

Prove you are not a machine
Enter the code

You agree with international-dictionary.com terms of use and privacy policy

 


AD 160 X 600


Thank you for visiting international-dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with over 200,000 definitions of words and phrases. You are visitor 253 on this page. Please help us expand the meaning of a cappella by providing an alternate definition or example above. Please add comments to help us improve the site. There are 8 Categories for this word. This is word 10 in our dictionary.




Copyright © 2017 | international-dictionary.com | All Rights Reserved
Home Page | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use