a cappella

a cappella

adverb, adjective Music.

  1. without instrumental accompaniment.
  2. in the style of church or chapel music.

adjective, adverb

  1. music without instrumental accompaniment

Choral singing performed without instruments. The expression means “in chapel style” in Italian. Centuries ago, religious music composed for use in chapels — which, unlike large churches, had no organs — was usually for voices only.

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