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



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