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so·pran·o

 (sə-prăn′ō, -prä′nō)
n. pl. so·pran·os
1. The highest singing voice of a woman or young boy.
2. A singer having such a voice.
3. The tonal range characteristic of a soprano.
4. An instrument that sounds within this range.
5. A vocal or instrumental part written within this range.

[Italian, from sopra, above, from Latin suprā; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

soprano

(səˈprɑːnəʊ) or

sopranist

n, pl -pranos or -prani (-ˈprɑːniː)
1. (Music, other) the highest adult female voice, having a range approximately from middle C to the A a thirteenth above it
2. (Music, other) the voice of a young boy before puberty
3. (Music, other) a singer with such a voice
4. (Music, other) the highest part of a piece of harmony
5. (Instruments)
a. the highest or second highest instrument in a family of instruments
b. (as modifier): a soprano saxophone.
[C18: from Italian, from sopra above, from Latin suprā]

so•pran•o

(səˈpræn oʊ, -ˈprɑ noʊ)

n., pl. -pran•os,
adj. n.
1. the highest singing voice in women and boys.
2. a part for such a voice.
3. a singer with such a voice.
4. a musical instrument corresponding in compass to this voice.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to a soprano; having the compass of a soprano.
[1720–30; < Italian: literally, what is above, high =sopra (< Latin suprā above) + -ano adj. suffix]

soprano

The highest type of female voice, approximately from middle C upward for two octaves, or the same range for a boy or castrato. They may be either light and sweet, or richly dramatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soprano - a female singersoprano - a female singer      
coloratura, coloratura soprano - a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
mezzo, mezzo-soprano - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
2.soprano - the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
3.soprano - the pitch range of the highest female voicesoprano - the pitch range of the highest female voice
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
Adj.1.soprano - having or denoting a high rangesoprano - having or denoting a high range; "soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Translations
سوبرانو: صَوْت حاد ومُرْتَفِعصَوْتُ السُّوبْرَانُو
soprán
sopran
sopraano
sopran
szoprán
sópran
ソプラノ
소프라노
sopranas
soprāns
soprán
sopran
นักร้องหญิงที่ร้องเสียงสูงสุด
giọng nữ cao

soprano

[səˈprɑːnəʊ]
A. N (sopranos or soprani (pl)) [səˈprɑːniː] (Mus) (female) → soprano f; (male) → tiple m; (= voice, part) → soprano m
B. ADJ [part] → de soprano, para soprano; [voice] → de soprano
C. ADV to sing sopranocantar soprano

soprano

[səˈprɑːnəʊ]
n
(= voice) → soprano m (= singer) → soprano mf
(= saxophone) → saxophone m soprano
modif [voice, saxophone, instrument] → soprano inv

soprano

nSopran m; (= person also)Sopranist(in) m(f); (= voice also)Sopranstimme f; (= part)Sopranpartie f, → Sopran m; to sing sopranoSopran singen
adjSopran-; soprano saxophoneSopransaxofon or -saxophon nt
advim Sopran

soprano

[səˈprɑːnəʊ]
1. n (sopranos (pl)) (Mus) (singer) → soprano m/f; (voice) → soprano m
2. adjdi soprano

soprano

(səˈpraːnəu) plural soˈpranos noun
(a singer having) a singing voice of the highest pitch for a woman.

soprano

صَوْتُ السُّوبْرَانُو soprán sopran Sopran σοπράνο soprano sopraano soprano sopran soprano ソプラノ 소프라노 sopraan sopran sopran soprano сопрано sopran นักร้องหญิงที่ร้องเสียงสูงสุด soprano giọng nữ cao 女高音
References in classic literature ?
There was little of that sort of customary thing where the tenor and the soprano stand down by the footlights, warbling, with blended voices, and keep holding out their arms toward each other and drawing them back and spreading both hands over first one breast and then the other with a shake and a pressure--no, it was every rioter for himself and no blending.
the Bass and Tenor of the Man and the Soprano and Contralto of the two Women?
Cavalcanti has a fine tenor voice," said he, "and Mademoiselle Eugenie a splendid soprano, and then she plays the piano like Thalberg.
Side by side they would sit, and the old man's face would lose its drawn look, and light up, as her clear young soprano pealed out over the din, urging this player to shoot, that to kick some opponent in the face; or describing the referee in no uncertain terms as a reincarnation of the late Mr Dick Turpin.
Some of the younger men in the club box exchanged a smile at this announcement, and glanced sideways at Lawrence Lefferts, who sat carelessly in the front of the box, pulling his long fair moustache, and who remarked with authority, as the soprano paused: "No one but Patti ought to attempt the Sonnambula.
The frogs struck in their guttural soprano, redoubled by the yelping of the jackals, while the imposing bass of the African lion sustained the accords of this living orchestra.
It was nothing but soprano rebecs, counter-tenor rebecs, and tenor rebecs, not to reckon the flutes and brass instruments.
It was too wholly her, and he sat always amazed at the divine melody of her pure soprano voice.
She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
She possesses, I don't hesitate to say, the finest soprano voice in Europe.
Sentimental soloist, soprano," she answered promptly, remembering Irwin's advice to talk up.
Saxon sang in a clear, true soprano, thin but sweet, and she was aware that she was singing to Billy.