[ah kuh-pel-uh; Italian ah kahp-pel-lah]
- without instrumental accompaniment.
- in the style of church or chapel music.
Origin of a cappella
1875–80; < Italian: in the manner of a chapel (choir)
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Related Words for a cappellachoral
- music without instrumental accompaniment
Word Origin for a cappella
Italian: literally, according to (the style of the) chapel
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