adverb, adjective Music.
- a battery,
- a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,
- a bit,
- a bursary,
- a capella,
- a capriccio,
- a cell,
- a chain,
- a christmas carol,
- a chromosome
Origin of a cappella
Examples from the Web for cappella
Remember that a heartfelt, supremely uncomfortable a cappella rendition of 'These Eyes' in Superbad?Michael Cera’s ‘true that’ Review: So Melancholy, So Cool, So Damn Long|Amy Zimmerman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My brothers and sisters in the back seat formed an a cappella choir chanting an enraged “Eileen!”‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This preceded a short but powerful a cappella rendering of “I Am a God.”Kanye, Jay Z, and Lady Gaga Love the Art World, and the Art World Loves Them|Simon de Pury|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pentatonix: WIN A cappella wunderkinds Pentatonix won the NBC reality competition The Sing Off in 2011.
She ended her speech by singing a "Amazing Grace" a cappella.Oslo Freedom Forum: The Davos For Do-Gooding Dissidents|Eli Lake|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the next year he undertook work on the faade of the Cappella Grande of the parish church at Pago.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
We went first to the Cappella Paolina where there was not much to see—some frescoes of Michelangelo's, not very well preserved.Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life|Mary Alsop King Waddington
The Sepulchres, particularly that in the Cappella Paolina, may be visited.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome|Charles Michael Baggs
Their Oratory (Cappella di Giustizia) is seen behind, and in front are the men and women of the order.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
A small circular picture in chiaroscuro among the arabesques of the cappella nova in the cathedral at Orvieto.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
Word Origin for a cappella
see a cappella.
Choral singing performed without instruments. The expression means “in chapel style” in Italian. Centuries ago, religious music composed for use in chapels — which, unlike large churches, had no organs — was usually for voices only.