messa di voce

noun mes·sa di vo·ce \ˌmāsədēˈvō(ˌ)chā, ˌmes-\

Definition of messa di voce

plural

messe di voce

\-(ˌ)sād-\
  1. :  the singing of a gradual crescendo and decrescendo on a long sustained tone —used of a vocal technique originating in 18th century bel canto

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Origin and Etymology of messa di voce

Italian, literally, placing of the voice


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