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EtymologyEdit

Italian or Latin cantilena(it)

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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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EtymologyEdit

From cantillō.

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NounEdit

cantilēna f ‎(genitive cantilēnae); first declension

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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

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

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