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

 

coloratura

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒlərəˈtʊərə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌlərəˈtʊrə//
 
[uncountable](music, from Italian)
 
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complicated passages for a singer, for example in opera a coloratura soprano (= one who often sings coloratura passages) Wordfinderaria, chorus, coloratura, diva, libretto, opera, orchestra pit, recitative, score, surtitles Word OriginItalian, literally ‘colouring’, from Latin colorare ‘to colour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coloratura