cantabile definition

  • adverb:
    • In a smooth, lyrical, streaming style. Pre-owned chiefly as a direction.
    • played in this design; singingly, lyrically
    • In a smooth, lyrical, flowing design. Utilized chiefly as a direction.
    • played within style; singingly, lyrically
  • noun:
    • A cantabile passage or action.
    • A tempo level directing that a passage is usually to be played in a lyrical manner
    • A passage having this level
    • an item or passageway, whether vocal or instrumental, peculiarly adjusted to performing; -- sometimes called cantilena.
    • an item or passage of songs in a flowing, song-like style.
    • A cantabile passageway or activity.
    • A tempo mark directing that a passage is usually to be played in a lyrical way
    • A passage having this mark
    • A piece or passage, whether singing or instrumental, peculiarly adjusted to performing; -- occasionally called cantilena.
    • an item or passing of music in a flowing, song-like design.
  • adjective:
    • explaining a passage having this level; singable, lyrical
    • In a melodious, flowing style; in a singing style, as opposed to bravura, recitativo, or parlando.
    • smooth and streaming
    • explaining a passage having this mark; singable, lyrical
    • In a melodious, flowing design; in a singing design, rather than bravura, recitativo, or parlando.
    • smooth and flowing
  • others:
    • In music, performed within the type of a song; moving; suffered: lyrical.
    • In music, performed within the design of a song; flowing; sustained: lyrical.

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