Pronunciation: (ser"u-nä'tu), [key]
—pl. -tas, -tePronunciation: (-tā). [key] Music.
1. a form of secular cantata, often of a dramatic or imaginative character.
2. an instrumental composition in several movements, intermediate between the suite and the symphony.
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