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



BrE BrE//səˈprɑːnəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈprɑːnoʊ//
, NAmE//ˈpræn//
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[only before noun] (of a musical instrument) with the highest range of notes in its group a soprano saxophone compare alto, bass1, tenor Word Originmid 18th cent.: Italian, from sopra ‘above’, from Latin supra.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soprano