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tonadilla (Sp.).
1. Diminutive of tonada.

2.   Cantata with vocal solos, usually incl. choral and instr. movts. Such works were used as satirical intermezzi in the th.; their popularity was est. by Luìs Misón, Sp. fl. virtuoso and cond. (who from c.1757 wrote over 100), and others. Form revived by Granados. Originally a topical solo song, with guitar acc., added to Sp. theatrical interludes.