Share this entry

Share this page

cabaletta

División en sílabas: ca·ba·let·ta
Pronunciación: /ˌkabəˈletə, ˌkäbə-
 
/

Definición de cabaletta en inglés:

sustantivo (plural cabalettas or cabalette /-ˈleˌtā/)

1A simple aria with a repetitive rhythm.
Example sentences
  • The plan of cantabiles, cabalettas, multi-movement duets, and finales that served Bellini, Donizetti, and the young Verdi had been defined by him.
  • The only questionable tempo is the slow one that he chooses for the cabaletta of the opera's Act Two aria.
  • The duet for soprano and mezzo and its glittering cabaletta are distinguished by daring harmonics and challenging pyrotechnics.
1.1The uniformly quick final section of an aria.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Italian, variant ofcoboletta 'short stanza', diminutive of cobola, from Old Provençal cobla, from Latin copula 'connection'.

Definición de cabaletta en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing