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Definition of bel canto noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bel canto

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌbɛl ˈkɑntoʊ//
 
[uncountable] (music)
 
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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
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