Definition of a cappella in English:

a cappella

(also alla cappella)

Pronunciation /ˌa kəˈpɛlə/ /ˌɑː kəˈpɛlə/

adverb

  • Without instrumental accompaniment.

    ‘the consorts usually perform a cappella’

adjective

  • (especially of choral music) sung without instrumental accompaniment.

    ‘an a cappella Mass’
    • ‘We'll prepare a few songs that we can do a cappella.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘in chapel style’.

Pronunciation

a cappella

/ˌa kəˈpɛlə/ /ˌɑː kəˈpɛlə/