nounWord forms: plural German Kaˈpellˌmeister
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Word origin of 'kapellmeister'
Ger, lit., choir master < kapelle,
choir < It capella,
a company of musicians (orig. chapel
, hence the choir or orchestra in a court chapel) + Ger meister,