A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

CAVATINA

[noun]

a musical term, originally meaning a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to any simple, melodious air, as distinguished from brilliant arias or recitatives, many of which are part of a larger movement or scena in oratorio or opera.

Etymology: Italian, from cavata - production of sound from an instrument, extraction, from cavare - to dig out, from Latin, to make hollow, from cavus.

[Antonio Javier Caparo]

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