Bel Canto Definition

bĕl käntō
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.
American Heritage
A style of singing characterized by brilliant vocal display and purity of tone.
Webster's New World

(music) An elegant style of singing characterized by beautiful tone and an effortless technique.


Origin of Bel Canto

  • Italian: bel (preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello, “beautiful”) + canto (“singing”) = “beautiful singing”

    From Wiktionary

  • Italian bel, bello beautiful canto singing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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