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a cappella

adverb or adjective a cap·pel·la \ˌä-kə-ˈpe-lə\

Simple Definition of a cappella

  • : without instrumental music

Full Definition of a cappella

  1. :  without instrumental accompaniment

Variants of a cappella

also a ca·pel·la play \ˌä-kə-ˈpe-lə\

Origin of a cappella

Italian a cappella in chapel style


First Known Use: circa 1864



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