Complete Definition of "coloratura"

English
Etymology
Italian coloratura, from late Latin coloratura, from colorare ‘to colour’.

Pronunciation
IPA: /kɒləɹə'tjʊɹə/

Noun
coloratura

  1. (plural) florid or fancy passages in vocal music
  2. (singular) a singer of such passages, especially a soprano

#:*1980: The middle one, of course, was the coloratura Julia Kristeva, known as the most voluptuous Salome in the business. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

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