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bel canto

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

Definition of bel canto

  1. :  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



Origin of bel canto

Italian, literally, beautiful singing


First Known Use: 1893


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