colorature

noun

col·​or·​a·​ture
ˈkələrəchə(r)
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

German or Italian; German koloratur, from Italian coloratura

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colorature was circa 1828

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“Colorature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colorature. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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