- a composition in fanciful or irregular form or style.
- a potpourri of well-known airs arranged with interludes and florid embellishments.
Origin of fantasia
Examples from the Web for fantasia
What do we remember more fondly: Fantasia torching a rendition of “Summertime?”Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’|Kevin Fallon|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is going to play my Fantasia to-night, Rosa, before the aristocracy; he is going to let me lead his orchestra!The Ghetto|Herman Heijermans
Fantasia of Americans vs. the "old aristocracy," "The American" with the sexes reversed.Instigations|Ezra Pound
The second part of the fantasia is occupied by a succession of recitatives of an extremely graphic and poetic character.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
The Algerine coast has enriched our language with at least two words, respectively warlike and peaceful—razzia and fantasia.
What genius could have composed the Fantasia in C without such a passion!Life of Beethoven|Anton Schindler