melismatics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
mel·​is·​mat·​ics | \ -ks \

Definition of melismatics

: the art of ornate vocalization : melismatic singing

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First Known Use of melismatics

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Melismatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melismatics. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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