[ kab-uh-let-uh, kah-buh-; Italian kah-bah-let-tah ]
/ 藢k忙b 蓹藞l蓻t 蓹, 藢k蓱 b蓹-; Italian 藢k蓱 b蓱藞l蓻t t蓱 /
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noun, plural ca路ba路let路tas, ca路ba路let路te [kab-uh-let-ey, kah-buh-; Italian kah-bah-let-te]. /藢k忙b 蓹藞l蓻t e瑟, 藢k蓱 b蓹-; Italian 藢k蓱 b蓱藞l蓻t t蓻/.
a short, operatic aria of simple form and style.
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Origin of cabaletta

1835鈥45; <Italian, alteration of coboletta stanza, diminutive of cob(b)ola, cobla stanza, couplet <Old Proven莽al cobla<Latin c艒pula bond; see copula

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How to use cabaletta in a sentence

  • In this cabaletta we noticed a tendency to show off vocal gifts which may be just a little out of place.

  • Here alone he adheres to the old tradition of cavatina and cabaletta鈥攖he slow movement followed by the quick.

    The Opera|R.A. Streatfeild
  • The second subject in C, is in the style of the Italian aria, concluding with the lively Cabaletta strain.

    Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton