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From Italian alla cappella (in the manner of the [Sistine] chapel), referring to non-instrumental choirs; from Latin a-, ad, "to", + cappella, "chapel".

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a cappella (not comparable)
  1. (music) Performed by a soloist or choir with no instrumental accompaniment; literally "in the style of the (Sistine) Chapel (in Rome)"; such as a musical Mass done a cappella.
  2. (music) A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.
  3. (music) Performed vocally without instrumental accompaniment.
    Groups of teens singing a cappella on street corners got recording contracts.

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de:a cappella et:a cappella fr:a cappella gl:a cappella nl:a cappella no:a cappella pl:a cappella sv:a cappella tr:a cappella zh:a cappella

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