Non-musician here. During some songs, all the instrumentals stop for a few beats but the vocals continue a capella. Then the instrumentals pick right back up. Is there a term for this specific type of short instrumental/a cappella break?
Take for example These Boots Were Made For Walkin’. At the end of the chorus, the instruments stop and the singer continues a cappella with “these boots are gonna walk all over you” followed by that iconic cello/bass bouncing down the scale.