Kapellmeister

[ kah-pel-mahy-ster, kuh- ]
/ kɑˈpɛlˌmaɪ stər, kə- /
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noun, plural Ka·pell·meis·ter.

a choirmaster.
a conductor of an orchestra.
a bandmaster.

Origin of Kapellmeister

From German, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at chapel, master
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British Dictionary definitions for kapellmeister

kapellmeister

/ (kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə) /

noun plural -ter

a variant spelling of capellmeister
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Word Origin and History for kapellmeister

kapellmeister


n.

"conductor," 1838, German, literally "chapel master," from Kapelle "chapel" (also the name given to a band or orchestra) + Meister "master."

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