In an easy, flowing manner; like a song.
A cantabile movement or passage.
In a smooth, lyrical, flowing style. Used chiefly as a direction.
A cantabile passage or movement.
(music) A passage having this mark.
Other Word Forms
Origin of cantabile
- Italian from Late Latin cantābilis worthy to be sung from Latin cantāre to sing kan- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition