messa di voce


mes·​sa di vo·​ce
plural messe di voce
: the singing of a gradual crescendo and decrescendo on a long sustained tone
used of a vocal technique originating in 18th century bel canto

Word History


Italian, literally, placing of the voice

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“Messa di voce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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