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bel canto

noun bel can·to \bel-ˈkän-(ˌ)tō, -ˈkan-\

Definition of BEL CANTO

:  operatic singing originating in 17th century and 18th century Italy and stressing ease, purity, and evenness of tone production and an agile and precise vocal technique
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Origin of BEL CANTO

Italian, literally, beautiful singing
First Known Use: 1893

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