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

Definition of cassation in English:


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


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

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