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CANTATA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cantata mean? 

CANTATA (noun)
  The noun CANTATA has 1 sense:

1. a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

  Familiarity information: CANTATA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANTATA (noun)


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Meaning:

A musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cantata; oratorio

Hypernyms ("cantata" is a kind of...):

classical; classical music; serious music (traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste)

Instance hyponyms:

Messiah (an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742)


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