a cappella

  1. Adverb.  (music) Performed by a soloist or choir with no instrumental accompaniment; literally "in the style of the (Sistine) Chapel (in Rome)"; such as a musical Mass done ''a cappella''.
  2. Adverb.  (music) A time indication, equivalent to ''alla breve''.
  3. Adverb.  (music) Performed vocally without instrumental accompaniment.
  4. Adjective.  (music) sung without instrumental accompaniment.
  5. Adjective.  (music) (of a choir) singing solely or mainly without instrumental accompaniment.

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