Definition of a cappella in English:

a cappella

Pronunciation: /a kəˈpelə//ä kəˈpelə/

adjective & adverb

  • (with reference to choral music) without instrumental accompaniment.

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


Italian, literally in chapel style.


a cappella

/a kəˈpelə//ä kəˈpelə/