cantilena

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian or Latin cantilena (it)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

cantilena f (plural cantilene)

  1. lullaby
  2. singsong
  3. whining

VerbEdit

cantilena

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

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cantilēna f (genitive cantilēnae); first declension

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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cantilēna cantilēnae
genitive cantilēnae cantilēnārum
dative cantilēnae cantilēnīs
accusative cantilēnam cantilēnās
ablative cantilēnā cantilēnīs
vocative cantilēna cantilēnae
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 12:39