"a cappella" Definition

  1. 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.
  2. A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.

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Words that start with "a cappella": 1
Words that end with "a cappella": 1
Words that contain "a cappella": 1
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