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1. flourishes, such as runs or trills, in vocal music.
2. music characterized by such flourishes.
3. a singer, usually a high soprano, who specializes in coloratura.
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definition 1: fitting the practical or social requirements of the situation; seemly; suitable.
example: When you’re doing carpentry, you’ll get the best results if you use the appropriate tools.
example: Jeans and a T-shirt are not appropriate for a formal wedding. (more…)
either of two larks, found in Europe and Asia, that are known for singing in flight.
“…between the peals of thunder I could hear the brave song of the skylark climbing his silver stairway of music, undismayed, hopeful, unconquerable.”
to play or move about in a carefree, idle, or happy manner; frolic.
“The boarders irritated him by trespassing upon his premises, by knocking their tennis balls into his garden beds, by bathing and skylarking on the beach in plain sight from his verandas.”
definition 1: to choose as a preference from among alternatives; pick.
example: It can be difficult to select a gift for one’s boss.
example: The school board selected her as the new principal.
example: He was proud that the committee selected him to receive this prestigious award.
definition 1: selected in preference to others.
example: Only select students are invited to attend the professor’s gatherings.
definition 2: of special value; excellent.
example: He drinks only the most select wines.
example: His parents want him to attend one of the select eastern schools.
definition 3: particular; exclusive.
example: Only a select group of people were told about the decision.
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1. a musical piece or passage requiring great spirit or expertise of the performer.
“She raised the piano-cover and began playing a dashing bravura that was strikingly out of place in the dismantled room, then she closed the piano-lid with a slam.”
2. a display of such spirit or expertise.
“Every note and finger must be in place, every mark of phrasing obeyed; but during practise hours you need not give the piece all its dashing vigor and bravura at every repetition. Such a course would soon exhaust the player.”