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Cantabile – In a singing style

(Pronounced kahn-tah-bee-lay)

Note: In music, cantabile, an Italian word, means literally "singable" or "songlike". In instrumental music it is a particular style of playing designed to imitate the voice.

Tonight they proved you can't table lay (cantabile) while singing opera.

Tonight they proved you can't table lay (cantabile) while singing opera.

 

Examples of cantabile in a sentence

The sing-song cantabile style was inappropriate for that particular movement.

Cantabile is okay if you like your instrumentals to sound like voices, but I prefer punchier sounds myself.

When they played cantabile, it was hard to tell if wind instruments or voices were making the haunting sounds.

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