Bel-canto meaning

bĕl käntō
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.
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A style of singing characterized by brilliant vocal display and purity of tone.
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(music) An elegant style of singing characterized by beautiful tone and an effortless technique.
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Origin of bel-canto

  • Italian bel, bello beautiful canto singing

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

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

    From Wiktionary