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Meaning of CANTABILE

Pronunciation:  kân'tâbi`ley

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (music) smooth and flowing
 

CANTABILE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: melodic, melodious, musical, singing
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Can*ta"bi*le\, a. [It., cantare to sing.] (Mus.)
    In a melodious, flowing style; in a singing style, as opposed
    to bravura, recitativo, or parlando.
    
    
  2. \Can*ta"bi*le\, n. (Mus.)
    A piece or passage, whether vocal or instrumental, peculiarly
    adapted to singing; -- sometimes called {cantilena}.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: achingly sweet, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, appealing, aria, aria buffa, aria cantabile, aria da capo, aria da chiesa, aria di bravura, aria di coloratura, aria fugata, aria parlante, arietta, ariose, arioso, bravura, canorous, catchy, coloratura, dulcet, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, fine-toned, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, honeyed, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, musical, music-flowing, music-like, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, recitative, rich, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, singable, solo, songful, songlike, sonorous, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, tunable, tuneful
 

 

 

 

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