Singing, song-like

"Cantabile" is an Italian term that translates to "singing" or "song-like" in English, conveying the meanings of "melodic" or "lyrical".

In music, "cantabile" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play in a smooth, lyrical, and singing style, evoking a sense of expressive melody and emotional resonance.

In other words, when interpreting "cantabile", performers should aim to create a musical line that flows gracefully and melodically, allowing the audience to experience a beautifully lyrical and singing musical ambiance that emphasizes the expressive qualities of the composition.

Example of Cantabile

Paganini: Cantabile