A short aria that has a repetitive rhythm and a simple style.
The final section of an aria or duet marked by a quick uniform rhythm.
The bravura section of an aria or duet.
Other Word Forms
Origin of cabaletta
- Italian alteration of coboletta stanza diminutive of cobola, cobla from Old Provençal cobla from Latin cōpula link
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition