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tessitura

noun tes·si·tu·ra \ˌte-sə-ˈtr-ə\

Definition of TESSITURA

:  the general range of a melody or voice part; specifically :  the part of the register in which most of the tones of a melody or voice part lie
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Origin of TESSITURA

Italian, literally, texture, from Latin textura
First Known Use: 1875

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