from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The leader of a choir or orchestra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See capellmeister.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leader or conductor of a kapelle, or of any large musical establishment, involving, at least in central Europe, extensive duties of composition, training, accompaniment, and conducting.
- n. The conductor of any band or orchestra. Sometimes translated chapel-master.
German : Kapell, choir (from Medieval Latin capella; see chapel) + Meister, master; see Meistersinger.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)