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soprano

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adjective so·pra·no \sə-ˈpra-(ˌ)nō, -ˈprä-\

Simple Definition of soprano

  • : relating to the highest female singing voice or the highest voice part in a singing group

  • : having a high sound range

Full Definition of soprano

  1. :  relating to or having the range or part of a soprano

Origin of soprano

Italian, adjective & noun, from sopra above, from Latin supra — more at supra-


First Known Use: 1730


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soprano

noun so·pra·no

Simple Definition of soprano

  • : the highest voice part in a singing group

  • : the highest female singing voice or a person with this voice

Full Definition of soprano

plural sopranos

  1. 1 :  the highest singing voice of women or boys and formerly of castrati; also :  a person having this voice

  2. 2 :  the highest voice part in a 4-part chorus

  3. 3 :  a member of a family of instruments having the highest range

Examples of soprano

  1. She sings in a high soprano.



1738

First Known Use of soprano

1738

Rhymes with soprano


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