- 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
British Dictionary definitions for fantasia
Word Origin for fantasia
Word Origin and History for fantasia
"musical composition that sounds extemporaneous," 1724, from Italian fantasia, from Latin phantasia (see fantasy).