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Meaning of cambiata

cam•bi•a•ta

Pronunciation: (kam"bē-ä'tu), [key]
— n. Music.
  1. a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a skip, usually of a third above or below, and progressing by a step. Also calledCf. échappée.
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