a short, simple solo song or melody
that is usually part of a larger composition, such as an opera
an instrumental composition of lyric
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Word origin of 'cavatina'
It, dim. of cavata
, artful production of sound < cavare
, to dig out, extract < L, to excavate < cavus
: see cave