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Meaning of CANTABILE

Pronunciation:  kân'tâbi`ley

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (music) smooth and flowing

CANTABILE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: melodic, melodious, musical, singing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  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}.
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