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

 

tessitura

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌtesɪˈtjʊərə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtesɪˈtʊrə//
 
(music, from Italian)
 
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the range of notes that are used in a singing part Word OriginItalian, literally ‘texture’, from Latin textura ‘weaving’, from text- ‘woven’, from the verb texere.
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