plural cacce
or caccias
: a part song in canon form portraying the hunt or village scenes and usually employing such sounds as the cries of beggars and vendors and the barks of dogs

Word History


Italian, literally, hunt, chase, from cacciare to chase, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin captiare

First Known Use

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caccia was circa 1821

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“Caccia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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