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coloratura

col·o·ra·tu·ra

coloratura

pronunciation:
kuh l r tu r [or] kuh l r tyu r [or] ka l r tu r [or] ka l r tyu r
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: flourishes, such as runs or trills, in vocal music.
definition 2: music characterized by such flourishes.
definition 3: a singer, usu. a high soprano, who specializes in coloratura.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: concerning or characteristic of coloratura, or specializing in coloratura.