a cappellaa cap·pel·la
without instrumental accompaniment: said of choral singing and of unaccompanied vocalists or vocal groups in popular music
Origin of a cappellaIt, in chapel style from Classical Latin ad, to, according to + Medieval Latin capella, chapel
Without instrumental accompaniment.
Origin of a cappellaItalian a in the manner of cappella chapel, choir
- (music) singing solely or mainly without instrumental accompaniment.[First attested in the late 19th century.]
- An a cappella group sang during the wedding reception.