Tessitura meaning

tĕsĭ-to͝orə
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The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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(music) The register that encompasses most of the notes of a specific composition or part, esp. for the voice; also, a voice in relation to such a register.
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(music) The vocal range of a singer.
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(music) How a musical instrument sounds in different parts of its range.
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Origin of tessitura

  • Italian from Latin textūra web, structure texture

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

  • From Italian tessitura.

    From Wiktionary