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 (kän-tä′bĭ-lā′) Music
adv. & adj.
In a smooth, lyrical, flowing style. Used chiefly as a direction.
A cantabile passage or movement.

[Italian, from Late Latin cantābilis, worthy to be sung, from Latin cantāre, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]


(kænˈtɑːbɪlɪ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (to be performed) in a singing style, i.e. flowingly and melodiously
(Classical Music) a piece or passage performed in this way
[Italian, from Late Latin cantābilis, from Latin cantāre to sing]


(kɑnˈtɑ bɪˌleɪ, -bi-)
Music. adj.
1. songlike and flowing in style.
2. in a cantabile manner.
[1720–30; < Italian < Late Latin cantābilis worth singing = Latin cantā(re) to sing (see chant) + -bilis -ble]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cantabile - smooth and flowing
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
melodic, melodious, musical - containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"
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Eventually, the Andante cantabile gives way to the Valse: Allegro moderato, which is hurried and quick, leading out to the grand finale, the triumphant Andante maestoso-Allegro vivace
Lovely cantabile singing and a super choral blend in He That Shall Endure To The End.
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His personal insight into the music was at its most profound in the cantabile and cantabile espressivo sections which play pivotal roles in each of these sonatas.
Con gran economia de medios, practicamente sin escenografia y solamente con utileria y vestuario minimo, el espectaculo como buen monologo que es se desarrolla en base al trabajo actoral y cantabile de la soprano, logrando su cometido de mostrar diferentes momentos operisticos y un tema recurrente en el genero que, posiblemente, incite a mas de uno a acercarse a eso que a muchos otros vuelve locos, la opera.
At the performance the point where soloists and chorus filed back on stage was before the third so the work could go on from the lovely theme and variations Adagio Molto e Cantabile into the explosive opening of the finale.
The choir, who will be under the artistic direction of Theodoros Krasides, will be joined by the Cantabile Choir of Epilogi.
It's a plan that seems foolproof, but when they purchase a pianoforte for the girls' training from ill-tempered instrument maker Vittorio Cantabile, their scheme--and their daughters' reputations--could be ruined.
But despite the cantabile instruction in the slow movements of K.
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Musical tributes came from Christopher Moss, who played the Northumbrian pipes in a nod to Graham's Newcastle roots, Simon Chorley, who played "A Piece for Mr Parker" on the trombone, composed especially for the service, Esther Everitt, who played Nuvole Bianche by Ludivico Einaudi on the piano, and members and former members of the Cantabile choir, who sang May It Be by Enya and Roma Ryan.
21 de Ludwing van Beetohoven, compuesta por los siguientes movimientos: Adagio molto--Allegro con brio, Andante cantabile con moto, Menuetto y Adagio --Allegro molto e vivace.