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[kam-bee-ah-tuh] /ˌkæm biˈɑ tə/
noun, Music.
a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a skip, usually of a third above or below, and progressing by a step.
Also called changing tone, changing note.
Compare échappée.
Origin of cambiata
< Italian: short for nota cambiata changed note; cambiata, feminine past participle of cambiare to change Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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