Definition of cassation in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈsāSH(ə)n/


An informal instrumental composition of the 18th century, similar to a divertimento and originally often for outdoor performance.
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  • 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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