cantabile


cantabile

adjective

  1. songlike and flowing in style.

adverb

  1. in a cantabile manner.

adjective, adverb

  1. (to be performed) in a singing style, i.e. flowingly and melodiously

noun

  1. a piece or passage performed in this way
adj.

1724, from Italian, literally “singable, that can be sung,” from cantare “to sing” (see chant (v.)).

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