a capella

ADJECTIVE
  1. sung without instrumental accompaniment
    they sang an a cappella Mass
ADVERB
  1. without musical accompaniment
    they performed a cappella
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How To Use a capella In A Sentence

  • Accompanied by an ensemble, Musica Fiata, incorporating specialist period instruments such as chalumeau, arciliuto and violino in tromba marina, La Capella Ducale deliver the psalms with joy, some of the ornamentation is so detailed it sounds like laughter. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Lyndsey Turner's punchy production intercuts scenes with a capella versions of hip-hop, rock and grime numbers, arranged by the musical director James Fortune. Posh; The Empire; Hair
  • A series of enervating campus visits is marked by interchangeably chirpy undergraduate tour guides united by their ability to walk backward while extolling the school's a capella groups and reassuring parents about the high priority placed on security. A Craving for Acceptance
  • Destiny's Wild even went so far as to gripe that Neapolitan had stolen their idea of singing the song a Capella, which is hardly a novel concept. IGN TV
  • I don't have the right term in my head, but A Capella is an instrumentation, or an orchestration. Travel Meme
  • Singing a capella is characteristic of Orthodox Christian hymnography.
  • Rock-pool rambles, an a capella singing workshop and bushcraft are on the agenda. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Ordinary of the Mass will be sung in polyphony a capella with the proper of the Mass Introduxit vos in Gregorian. Announcement from St. Colman's Society and Your Announcements
  • He had this a capella, '60s thing about him, and he obviously connected with my voice because he heard some of that doo-wop still in my voice. Mike Ragogna: Beyond Dirty Dancing & Semisonic : Conversations with Dan Wilson and Franke Previte
  • It certainly helps that the a capella original track presented a kind of tabula rasa for other artists, but I'd think no one would have bothered to re-mix this song if the original work weren't so compelling. Expecting Rain
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