Cab alette

cabaletta

[kab-uh-let-uh, kah-buh-; Italian kah-bah-let-tah]
noun, plural cabalettas, cabalette [kab-uh-let-ey, kah-buh-; Italian kah-bah-let-te] .
a short, operatic aria of simple form and style.

Origin:
1835–45; < Italian, alteration of coboletta stanza, diminutive of cob(b)ola, cobla stanza, couplet < Old Provençal cobla < Latin cōpula bond; see copula

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