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adjective as in lyric

noun as in soprano

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I make a great distinction between the coloratura touch and the melody touch.

Coloratura singing, to be absolutely perfect, demands this degree of tonal excellence.

The modern school of musical criticism does not hold coloratura singing in very high esteem.

But this much is certain: Coloratura singing still has a strong hold on the affections of the music loving public.

Dazzling as the effects of coloratura are, they are obtained by the combination of a few simple elements.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coloratura, such as: choral, mellifluous, melodic, melodious, poetic, and songful.

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