coloratura

[ kuhl-er-uh-too r-uh, -tyoo r-uh, kol-, kohl- ]SEE DEFINITION OF coloratura
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLORATURA

No coloratura soprano can, so to speak, afford to be without it.

It is the dancing equivalent of a coloratura soprano rle in opera.

How beautiful were his coloratura, his trills,—simply flawless!

Their style of singing was the flexible, florid, coloratura style.

I am a medium, a coloratura hypnotist and a spirituous control.

The coloratura singer, who is an artist, can act as well as sing.

Every man who drives a racing-car has a coloratura soprano beaten to death for temperament.

The coloratura voice will sing upper C, and it will sound very high indeed.

For the coloratura music you must make the voice sound high and sweet—like a bird—singing and soaring.

Coloratura voices have not so much opportunity at the present time, unless they are quite out of the ordinary.

WORD ORIGIN

"Ornamental passages, roulades, embellishments, etc., in vocal music" [Elson], 1740, from Italian coloratura, literally "coloring," from Late Latin coloratura, from colorare "to color," from color (see color (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLORATURA

lyric

adjectivemusical

soprano

nounperson with high singing voice
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