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can·ta·ta

 (kən-tä′tə)
n.
A musical composition, often using a sacred text, comprising recitatives, arias, and choruses.

[Italian (aria) cantata, sung (aria), feminine past participle of cantare, to sing, from Latin cantāre; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

cantata

(kænˈtɑːtə)
n
(Classical Music) a musical setting of a text, esp a religious text, consisting of arias, duets, and choruses interspersed with recitatives
[C18: from Italian, from cantare to sing, from Latin]

can•ta•ta

(kənˈtɑ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a choral composition, either sacred and resembling a short oratorio, or secular, as a lyric drama set to music but not to be acted.
[1715–25; < Italian, =cant(are) to sing]

cantata

A sung work, now usually accompanied by an orchestra, shorter than an oratorio.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantata - a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
Translations
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