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cambiata

[kam-bee-ah-tuh]
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noun Music.
  1. a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a skip, usually of a third above or below, and progressing by a step.
Compare échappée.

Origin of cambiata

< Italian: short for nota cambiata changed note; cambiata, feminine past participle of cambiare to change
Also called changing tone, changing note.

changing tone

noun
  1. cambiata.
Also called changing note.
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