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a cappella
(Italian)


They sing a cappella.
  vocal music without instrumental accompaniment
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  • They sing a cappella.
  • Even a cappella, even through the automatic double doors, she sounds good.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • It had filled with colleagues and students and meditation teachers and therapists and nurses and a cappella groups.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • There was a piano at the audition but not at the show, so he got up onstage and sang a Brian McKnight song a cappella.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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  • As the organ voices died, I saw a thin brown girl arise noiselessly with the rigid control of a modern dancer, high in the upper rows of the choir, and begin to sing a cappella.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • His a cappella voice was very true, though, and it was wonderful to hear him practice "Blue Suede Shoes,"
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Among the thirty-three kids on the second and third floors of East Andrews, he’s off to the fastest start, already a member of the Brown Derbys, the widely known Brown a cappella group whose mixture of song and shtick draws big crowds.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They were singing a hymn raggedly, a cappella.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • She sang an Irish ballad a cappella.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "The correct answer is that we are all feeling like we will be happier after an a cappella rendition of ’Blister in the Sun."
    John Green  --  Paper Towns

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  • JOSH RITTENBERG attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan, where he plays baseball and guitar and sings tenor in an a cappella group.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • A Cappella Choir, selection by audition only.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • The night before, he had been entertained by a local a cappella group that had come to the house to perform, and he relayed the story excitedly, as if the Ink Spots themselves had dropped by for a visit.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • A white flier trumpets "A CAPPELLOOZA II," an a cappella competition that Cedric knows lots of kids in the unit will be going to-Zayd’s roommate, John Frank, will be singing with the Brown Derbies.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "Now," she said, looking at us keenly, "if I can sing a ballad a cappella at eight-thirty in the morning, you can come to class on time.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   a cappella [7] , chord [1] , baritone [4] , soprano [4] , minor chord [8] , major chord [9] , blues [1] , aria [4] , crescendo [4] , timbre [4] , fugue [5] , cantata [7] , chamber music [7] , rondo [7] , atonal [8] , libretto [8] , blue note [9] , chanson [9] , polyphonic [9]
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