Coloratura Definition

kŭlər-ə-to͝orə, -tyo͝orə
noun
Brilliant runs, trills, etc., used to display a singer's skill.
Webster's New World
Music containing such ornamentation.
Webster's New World
A soprano who sings such music.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • coloratura-soprano
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adjective
Pertaining to coloratura.
She has a lighter and more coloratura voice.
This role has the most coloratura singing in the opera.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Coloratura

Noun

Singular:
coloratura
Plural:
coloraturas

Origin of Coloratura

  • Obsolete Italian from Late Latin colōrātūra coloring from Latin colōrātus past participle of colōrāre to color from color color color

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

  • From Italian coloratura, from Late Latin coloratura, from colorare "to colour".

    From Wiktionary

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