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Definition of the adjective cantabile

What does cantabile mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. smooth and flowing

Alternative definition of the adjective cantabile


  1. [music] describing a passage having this mark; singable, lyrical

Definition of the adverb cantabile

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


  1. [music] played in this style; singingly, lyrically

Definition of the noun cantabile

What does cantabile mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cantabiles

  1. [music] A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a lyrical manner
  2. [music] A passage having this mark


Cantabile is a record label.


  1. "Cantabile" is a musical album of Niccolò Paganini, Arvo Leibur, Heiki Mätlik.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  2. "Cantabile" is a musical album of Similia.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  3. "Cantabile" is a musical album of Sol Gabetta & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • released on (7 years ago)


"Cantabile" is a collection of poems written by Henrik, the Prince Consort of Denmark and published in 2000. It is illustrated by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cantabile

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater (2016)

by Fran Mason

Moderato Cantabile .

Google previewLexicon of Musical Invective (2000)

Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time by Nicolas Slonimsky

33a, Schoenberg sets down the expression mark cantabile. It is hard to find a more insulting use of the term than the first two bars of this piece: here the cantabile quality is applied to six cacophonic chords that come down crashing on us like ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

cantabile. (It., Sp.) in a singing style, a descriptive term often heard in rehearsal to inspire a certain quality of playing by instrumentalists. Abbreviation cant. (Fr. chantant ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

DI CANTABILE. See Cantabile. ARIE, Italian, aria. See Air.

Google previewAn Encyclopædia, or Dictionary of Music ... With upwards of two hundred engraved examples, the whole compiled from the most celebrated foreign and English authorities, interspersed with observations critical and explanatory (1825)

by John Feltham DANNELEY

See Cantabile. ARIE, Italian, aria. See Air. AGGIUNTE, appendix, or supplementary airs placed at the end of an opera, as in Il Don Giovanni, by Mozart. ARIETTE, the diminutive of aria : it is distinguished from the aria, from the circumstance of ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Cantabile [Lt.]. Singable, songlike. Cantando [Lt.]. Singing, *cantabile. Cantata [Lt.]. A composite vocal genre of the Baroque era, consisting of a succession of *recitatives, *ariosos, and set-pieces (e.g., *arias, duets, and choruses).

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Cantabile Meaning

Video shows what cantabile means. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a lyrical manner. A passage having this mark. cantabile ...

Scrabble value of C3A1N1T1A1B3I1L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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