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cantilena (It.; Fr. cantilène). Cradle song.
1. Smooth, melodious (and not rapid) vocal writing (used operatically esp. in relation to R. Strauss) or perf.

2. (now obsolete). Short song.

3. In choral mus., the part carrying the main tune.

4. Type of solfeggio in which all the notes of the scale appeared.

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cantilena

can·ti·le·na / ˌkantlˈēnə/ • n. Mus. a lyrical vocal or instrumental melody in a composition.

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