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col·or·a·tu·ra

 (kŭl′ər-ə-to͝or′ə, -tyo͝or′ə)
n. Music
1. The ornamentation of music written for the voice with florid passages, especially trills and runs.
2. Vocal music characterized by florid ornamental passages.
3. A singer, especially a soprano, specializing in such ornamentation.

[Obsolete Italian, from Late Latin colōrātūra, coloring, from Latin colōrātus, past participle of colōrāre, to color, from color, color; see color.]

coloratura

(ˌkɒlərəˈtʊərə) or

colorature

n
1. (Classical Music)
a. (in 18th- and 19th-century arias) a florid virtuoso passage
b. (as modifier): a coloratura aria.
2. (Classical Music) Also called: coloratura soprano a lyric soprano who specializes in such music
[C19: from obsolete Italian, literally: colouring, from Latin colōrāre to colour]

col•o•ra•tu•ra

(ˌkʌl ər əˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə, ˌkɒl-, ˌkoʊl-)

n., pl. -ras.
1. runs, trills, and other florid decorations in vocal music.
2. a lyric soprano of high range who specializes in such music.
[1730–40; < Italian < Late Latin: literally, coloring. See color, -ate1, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coloratura - a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
soprano - a female singer
2.coloratura - singing with florid ornamentation
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
Translations

coloratura

[ˌkɒlərəˈtʊərə] N
1. (= passage) → coloratura f
2. (= singer) → soprano f de coloratura

coloratura

[ˌkɒlərəˈtʊərə]
n
(= music) → colorature f
(= singer) → colorature f
modif [soprano] → colorature; [technique, aria] → de colorature; [role] → de colorature

coloratura

nKoloratur f