Pronunciation: (kä'chu; It.kät'chä), [key]
—pl. -cePronunciation: (-chā; It.-che), [key] -cias.
a 14th-century Italian vocal form for two voices in canon plus an independent tenor, with a text describing the hunt or the cries and noises of village life.
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