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a cappella - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'a cappella' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'a cappella' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . a cappella [ r]
Meaning (1):
- without musical accompaniment
Example in sentence:
  • they performed a cappella
2 . a cappella [ s]
Meaning (2):
- sung without instrumental accompaniment
Example in sentence:
  • they sang an a cappella Mass

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