Definition of cassation in English:

cassation

Line breaks: cas|sa¦tion
Pronunciation: /kəˈseɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

Music
  • An informal instrumental composition of the 18th century, similar to a divertimento and often performed outdoors.
    More example sentences
    • A cassation is akin to a divertimento; Mozart composed a few early in his career, but it is a relatively unusual genre.

Origin

late 19th century: from German Kassation 'serenade', from Italian cassazione.

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