cantilena definition

  • noun:
    • Music A sustained, smooth-flowing melodic range.
    • a vocal melody or instrumental passage in a smooth, lyrical style
    • See cantabile.
    • In medieval music: A singing exercise or solfeggio.
    • A cantus firmus, or melody for church usage.
    • In modern-day music, a ballad or light well-known tune.
    • Music A sustained, smooth-flowing melodic line.
    • a vocal melody or instrumental passage in a smooth, lyrical design
    • See cantabile.
    • In medieval songs: A singing workout or solfeggio.
    • A cantus firmus, or melody for chapel use.
    • In modern-day music, a ballad or light preferred song.

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