Definition of a cappella in English:

a cappella

Pronunciation /ˌa kəˈpɛlə//ˌɑː kəˈpɛlə/

adverb & adjective

  • (with reference to choral music) sung without instrumental accompaniment:

    [as adjective] ‘an a cappella Mass’
    [as adverb] ‘the consorts usually perform a cappella’
    • ‘We'll prepare a few songs that we can do a cappella.’


Italian, literally in chapel style.


a cappella

/ˌa kəˈpɛlə//ˌɑː kəˈpɛlə/