Definitions for kapellmeisterkɑˈpɛlˌmaɪ stər, kə-

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  1. kapellmeister(Noun)

    A leader or conductor of a musical group such as an orchestra.

  2. kapellmeister(Noun)

    A term used during the baroque and classical period for the person in charge of music at a noble court.

  3. Origin: * A direct borrowing of the German term Kapellmeister

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kapellmeister(noun)

    see Capellmeister

  2. Origin: [G.]


  1. Kapellmeister

    Kapellmeister is a German word designating a person in charge of music-making. The word is a compound, consisting of the roots Kapelle and Meister. Thus, the word was originally used to refer to somebody in charge of music in a chapel. However, the term has evolved considerably in its meaning in response to changes in the musical profession. Equivalent terms in other European languages: maestro di cappella, maître de chapelle, chapel master, kapelmeester, mestre de capela, and maestro de capilla.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kapellmeister

    kä-pel′mīs-ter, n. the director of an orchestra or choir, esp. the band of a ruling prince in Germany. [Ger. kapelle, chapel, orchestra, meister, master.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kapellmeister

    director of an orchestra or choir, more particularly of the band of a German prince.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kapellmeister in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kapellmeister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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