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bel can·to

 (bĕl kän′tō)
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.

[Italian : bel, bello, beautiful + canto, singing.]
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bel canto

(ˈbɛl ˈkæntəʊ)
(Music, other) music
a. a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power
b. (as modifier): a bel canto aria.
[C19: Italian, literally: beautiful singing]
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bel can•to

(ˌbɛl ˈkæn toʊ, -ˈkɑn-)
a smooth cantabile style of operatic singing.
[1890–95; < Italian: literally, fine singing]
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Noun1.bel canto - a style of operatic singingbel canto - a style of operatic singing    
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
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