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Pronunciation : Can*ta"ta
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [It., fr. cantare to sing, fr. L. cantare intens of canere to sing.] (Mus.)
Definition : Defn: A poem set to music; a musical composition comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat dramatic manner; originally, a composition for a single noise, consisting of both recitative and melody.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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