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cabaletta

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Etymology

An Italian variant of coboletta, diminutive of cobola ‘stanza, couplet’ from Old Provençal cobla, from Latin copula.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kæbə'lɛtə/

Noun

Singular
cabaletta

Plural
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cabaletta ({{{1}}})
  1. A short, rhythmically repetitive aria.
    • 1980: to bring the proceedings to an end and enable him to perform his salvatory mission, he swung into a cabaletta which summed up the argument against Arius — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

Translations

  • Finnish: cabaletta

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