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[kah-pel-mahy-ster, kuh-] /kɑˈpɛlˌmaɪ stər, kə-/

noun, plural Kapellmeister.
a choirmaster.
a conductor of an orchestra.
a bandmaster.
noun (pl) -ter
a variant spelling of capellmeister

“conductor,” 1838, German, literally “chapel master,” from Kapelle “chapel” (also the name given to a band or orchestra) + Meister “master.”


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