cantilena

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian or Latin cantilena (it)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kæntɪˈleɪnə/

Noun[edit]

cantilena (plural cantilenas)

  1. (music) a vocal melody or instrumental passage in a smooth, lyrical style
    • 1964, Anthony Burgess, The Eve of St Venus
      He played a lazy tune that sinuated from C sharp down to G natural and back again. Astonishing that he could flute so lazy a cantilena while chasing nymphs.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantilena f (plural cantilene)

  1. lullaby
  2. singsong
  3. whining

Verb[edit]

cantilena

  1. third-person singular present indicative of cantilenare
  2. second-person singular imperative of cantilenare

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantilēna f (genitive cantilēnae); first declension

  1. old song
  2. oft-repeated saying
  3. gossip

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cantilēna cantilēnae
genitive cantilēnae cantilēnārum
dative cantilēnae cantilēnīs
accusative cantilēnam cantilēnās
ablative cantilēnā cantilēnīs
vocative cantilēna cantilēnae