Definition of cassation in English:

cassation

noun

Music
  • An informal instrumental composition of the 18th century, similar to a divertimento and originally often for outdoor performance.

    • ‘A cassation is akin to a divertimento; Mozart composed a few early in his career, but it is a relatively unusual genre.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from German Kassation ‘serenade’, from Italian cassazione.

Pronunciation

cassation

/kəˈsāSH(ə)n//kəˈseɪʃ(ə)n/