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Cantabile  adj.  (Mus.) In a melodious, flowing style; in a singing style, as opposed to bravura, recitativo, or parlando.

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"Cantabile" Quotes from Famous Books

... its pleasant music makes, As the descendant waters roll along, In rhythmic flow and dulcet cantabile, In various concord and harmonious pitch, Pursuant of its journey to the sea; The murmuring treble of the rivulet, Uniting with the deep and ponderous bass Of torrent wild and foaming cataract; The thunderous, ...
— Mountain idylls, and Other Poems • Alfred Castner King

... with an emphatic announcement of the principal motive of the act (the "daylight"—No. 3) in the full orchestra without brass. A cantabile strain in the bass wood-wind continued in the violoncelli with a broken triplet accompaniment in the strings seems to tell of the expected meeting. The new motive (No. 9) is heard in its proper instrument, the flute, but gives way to No. 10, which is worked in conjunction ...
— Wagner's Tristan und Isolde • George Ainslie Hight

Words linked to "Cantabile" :   music, melodious

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