bel canto definition by Webster's New World
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a style of singing characterized by brilliant vocal display and purity of tone
Origin: Italian literally , beautiful song
bel canto definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.
Origin: Italian : bel, bello, beautiful + canto, singing.