Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

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Synonyms of Cantata


Alternate forms of Cantata

Hypernyms: classical, classical music, serious music

Origin of the word Cantata

  1. 1724, from It. pp. of cantare "to sing," (see chant). more

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