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romanza

/rəˈmænzə/
noun
1.
(music) a short instrumental piece of song-like character
Word Origin
from Italian
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  • The "romanza" is now at an end, and certainly "Boldness, Spirit, and Power" have worked in union.

    Piano and Song Friedrich Wieck
  • The effect of extreme shading, however, is accomplished in a single "romanza."

    Piano and Song Friedrich Wieck
  • He had reached the second stanza of the romanza from Blisaire, when he was interrupted by a burst of laughter.

  • The romanza is a great favorite of mine, it is very graceful, flowing and melodious.

    Piano Mastery Harriette Brower

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