caccia

[ kah-chuh; Italian kaht-chah ]
/ ˈkɑ tʃə; Italian ˈkɑt tʃɑ /

noun, plural cac·ce [kah-chey; Italian kaht-che], /ˈkɑ tʃeɪ; Italian ˈkɑt tʃɛ/, cac·cias.

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.

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Origin of caccia

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