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 (kăb′ə-lĕt′ə, kä′bə-)
n. pl. ca·ba·let·tas or ca·ba·let·te (-lĕt′ē)
1. A short aria that has a repetitive rhythm and a simple style.
2. The final section of an aria or duet marked by a quick uniform rhythm.

[Italian, alteration of coboletta, stanza, diminutive of cobola, cobla, from Old Provençal cobla, from Latin cōpula, link.]


a short aria with a repetitive rhythmthe final section of an aria, having a fast pace and a uniform rhythm
[c19: from Italian, probably from coboletta, diminutive of cobola stanza, from Latin cōpula a bond; see copula]


(ˌkæb əˈlɛt ə, ˌkɑ bə-)

n., pl. -tas.
the brisk stretta closing an extended aria in Italian opera.
[1835–45; < Italian]
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