What Italian term refers to polyphonic vocal music without instrumental accompaniment?

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MUSIC QUESTION #5237

What Italian term refers to polyphonic vocal music without instrumental accompaniment?

a capella

Explanation

A cappella is Italian for "in the manner of the chapel", and refers to polyphonic vocal music without instrumental accompaniment. In modern usage, a cappella often refers to an all-vocal group performance of any style, including barbershop, doo wop, and modern pop/rock.

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