[ kah-chuh; Italian kaht-chah ]

noun,plural cac·ce [kah-chey; Italian kaht-che], /ˈkɑ tʃeɪ; Italian ˈkɑt tʃɛ/, cac·cias.
  1. a 14th-century Italian vocal form for two voices in canon plus an independent tenor, with a text describing the hunt or the cries and noises of village life.

Origin of caccia

<Italian: literally, a hunt; see catch, chase1

Words Nearby caccia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use caccia in a sentence

  • Artists like Orsola Maddalena caccia will be unfamiliar to most, and yet she has six works in the exhibition.

    The Virgin Mary Lookbook | William O’Connor | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It was here that he wrote his Ambra and his caccia col Falcone; in both of these poems the beautiful scenery round plays its part.

    The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
  • An English horn (oboe da caccia), eighteenth century; probably made in England.

  • It so happened that Lorenzo de' Medici, that monster of genius, had not long printed his caccia col falcone.

    Little Novels of Italy | Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Que' non vedendo ne huomo, ne bestia, che il cacciasse, dissero: "Mostraci chi ti caccia: et menaci cola one ella ."

  • It would be interesting to see the 1565 and 1576 editions of caccia, and note the changes and additions that can be found in them.

    Ex Voto | Samuel Bulter