Definition of cavatina
1 : an operatic solo simpler and briefer than an aria
2 : a songlike instrumental piece or movement
Origin of cavatina
Italian, from cavata production of sound from an instrument, extraction, from cavare to dig out, from Latin, to make hollow, from cavus
First Known Use: 1813
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