coloratura

Definitions of coloratura
  1. noun
    singing with florid ornamentation
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    type of:
    singing, vocalizing
    the act of singing vocal music
  2. noun
    a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
    synonyms: coloratura soprano
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    examples:
    Maria Meneghini Callas
    Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)
    Helen Porter Mitchell
    Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
    Alice-Josephine Pons
    United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
    type of:
    soprano
    a female singer
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