cac·​cia | \ ˈkä(ˌ)chä \
plural cacce\ -​(ˌ)chā \ or caccias\ -​(ˌ)chäz \

Definition of caccia

: 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

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First Known Use of caccia

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caccia

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

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“Caccia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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