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CAVATINA (Ital. diminutive of cavata,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 573 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAVATINA (Ital. diminutive of cavata, the producing of tone from an instrument, plural cavatine), originally a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to a simple melodious air, as distinguished from a brilliant aria, recitative, &c., and often forms part of a large movement or scena in oratorio or opera.
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