A Cappella (Origin)

What Does A Cappella Mean?

The term a cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the chapel") is used to describe a soloist or a group singing without instrumental accompaniment.

Examples of A Cappella in Sentences

Here are some examples of a cappella being used in sentences:
  • I make sure I sing a cappella to let people know I can sing. (T-Pain)
  • With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything. (Ben Folds)

More about A Cappella

A cappella comes from the Italian term alla capella ("in the manner of the chapel" or "according to the chapel"). The Italian word capella comes from the late Latin term cappa (meaning "cap" or "cloak"). Capella derives its name from the chapel that housed the relic cloak of St Martin.

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Examples of Use:

  • The choir performed the song a cappella, showcasing their vocal harmonies without any instrumental accompaniment.
  • She sang a cappella at the talent show, captivating the audience with her powerful voice.
  • The group practised their a cappella arrangement, focusing on blending their voices and maintaining precise harmonies.
  • The a cappella group harmonized beautifully, creating a captivating and mesmerizing performance.
  • They formed an a cappella ensemble and rehearsed regularly, preparing for their upcoming concert.

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This page was written by Craig Shrives.