Definition of fioritura noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fioritura

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊərə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊrə//
 
(pl. fioriture
BrE BrE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊri//
 
; BrE BrE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊəreɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiˌɔːrɪˈtʊreɪ//
 
)
(music, from Italian)
 
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extra decorative notes added to a melody by an opera singer Word OriginItalian, literally ‘flowering’, from fiorire ‘to flower’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fioritura