Agog (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

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.
Agog (Origin)

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