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



BrE BrE//səˈprɑːnəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈprɑːnoʊ//
, NAmE//ˈpræn//
People in the music world
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(pl. sopranos
BrE BrE//səˈprɑːnəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈprɑːnoʊz//
, NAmE//səˈprænoʊz//
a singing voice with the highest range for a woman or boy; a singer with a soprano voice compare alto, mezzo-soprano, treble See related entries: People in the music world
Word Originmid 18th cent.: Italian, from sopra ‘above’, from Latin supra.Extra examples She has a natural, clear soprano voice. She has sung soprano in many major operas. She sings in an exceptionally pure soprano. The soprano part in this opera is very demanding
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