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- IPA: /kæbəˈlɛtə/
cabaletta (plural cabalettas)
- A short, rhythmically repetitive aria.
- 1980, to bring the proceedings to an end and enable him to perform his salvatory mission, he swung into a cabaletta which summed up the argument against Arius — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers