Origin of a cappella
How to use a cappella in a sentence
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
There is no other building of like dimensions which grips one as does the wonderful Cappella Palatina of Palermo.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
His lovely Pieta is the Cappella della Pieta, and this is the most splendid work within the building.Old Continental Towns|Walter M. Gallichan
Finally let me mention the bronze reliefs of the life of S. Dominic in the Cappella of that saint in the right aisle.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
To the right of the court is what was once the Cappella delle Carceri.The Story of Siena and San Gimignano|Edmund G. Gardner
Maria in Cappella, which has a good brick campanile, dating from 1090.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for a cappella
Word Origin for a cappella
Cultural definitions for 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.