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cantata

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noun can·ta·ta \kən-ˈtä-tə\

Simple Definition of cantata

  • : a piece of music for singers and instruments that usually has several parts (called movements) and often has a religious subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cantata

  1. :  a composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses and sung to an instrumental accompaniment

Origin and Etymology of cantata

Italian, from cantare to sing, from Latin


First Known Use: 1724


CANTATA Defined for Kids

cantata

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noun can·ta·ta \kən-ˈtä-tə\

Definition of cantata for Students

  1. :  a piece of music that features solos, duets, and choruses with instrumental accompaniment and is sometimes based on a poem, play, or story




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