Soprano meaning

sə-prănō, -pränō
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The highest singing voice of a woman or young boy.
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A singer having such a voice.
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The tonal range characteristic of a soprano.
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An instrument that sounds within this range.
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A vocal or instrumental part written within this range.
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The range of the highest voice of women or boys, usually from middle C to two or more octaves above.
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In four-part harmony, the highest part.
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Of, for, or having the range of a soprano.
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Origin of soprano

  • Italian from sopra above from Latin suprā uper in Indo-European roots

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