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Definition of the adjective a capella

What does a capella mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. sung without instrumental accompaniment

Definition of the adverb a capella

What does a capella mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. without musical accompaniment


"A Capella" is a 2007 adult film directed by Michael Ninn.


  1. "A capella" is a musical album of Richard Strauss.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  2. "A Capella" is a musical album of Bläck Fööss.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  3. "A Capella" is a musical album of A Capella.

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Google previewInternational Dictionary of Music Therapy (2013)

by Kevin Kirkland

A capella may be used by an mt when attempting to communicate with a client in an individual session when singing in a lullaby or to create an intimate ambience. A capella is also used in vocal psychotherapy and in vocal improvisation ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopedia: A dictionary of universal knowledge for the people (1878)

A CAPELLA, or A LA CAPELLA, in Mus., means, in the church style ; it is equivalent to Alia Breve (q. v.), a time-signature which frequently appears in church-music It also denotes that the instruments are to play in unison with the voices, or that ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

CAPELLA, see A Capella. DIRITTA, denotes an ascending, or descending passage by degrees, or step by step. ALLA FRANCESE, this term more particularly applies to violin music, and denotes moderate time, detaching each ALL.

Google previewA Dictionary of Musicians (1824)

From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Comprising the Most Important Biographical Contents of the Works of Gerber, Choron, and Fayolle, Count Orloff, Dr. Burney, Sir John Hawkins, &c. &c. Together with Upwards of a Hundred Original Memoirs of the Most Eminent Living Musicians; and a Summary of the History of Music ... by John S. Sainsbury

Indeed, the compositions a capella of Ci- priano Bore and Orlando Lasso are much inferior to those of Palestrina, in this particular ; for by striving to be grave and solemn they only become heavy and dull, and what is unaffected dignity in the ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

Canto a capella ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture by Gladys L. Knight

A capella refers to singing that is unaccompanied by musical instruments. Barbershop quartets were originally created by African American men during the late 19th century. The singing was performed exclusively within barbershops, hence ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (2013)

by Richard Kostelanetz

Albuquerque, NM: A Capella, 1997; Woienik, Robert. Build Your Own Home Theater.

Google previewA new Dictionary of Music (1835)

by Esq. W. WILSON

A Capella, in the style of church music.

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