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Origin of cantilena
Words nearby cantilena
Example sentences from the Web for cantilena
A similar freely riming poem in lines of seven syllables is Villegas' Cantilena (p. 17).
The term cantilena is given to any short piece of verse intended to be set to music (p. 17).
Almost any really good melodic line, especially a cantilena, will sound with a fitting harmonic development.Violin Mastery|Frederick H. Martens
The successors of these supple singers even learned to sing Richard Strauss with broad cantilena effects.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
The accent here too is perfectly pleasing, intelligible, and expressive; and I like their cantilena vastly.