Definition of bel canto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bel canto

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌbel ˈkæntəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbel ˈkæntoʊ//
 
[uncountable](music, from Italian)
 
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a style of opera or opera singing in the 19th century in which producing a beautiful tone was considered very important Word Origin late 19th cent.: Italian, literally ‘fine song’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bel canto