a cappella

a cap·pel·la

adverb or adjective \ˌä-kə-ˈpe-lə\

: without instrumental music

Full Definition of A CAPPELLA

:  without instrumental accompaniment

Variants of A CAPPELLA

a cap·pel·la also a ca·pel·la \ˌä-kə-ˈpe-lə\

Origin of A CAPPELLA

Italian a cappella in chapel style
First Known Use: circa 1864


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