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voice part

noun, Music.
the melody or succession of tones for one of the voices or instruments in a harmonic or concerted composition.
Origin of voice part
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for voice part
Historical Examples
  • He has had to learn it from a score which has only his voice part written in it.

  • I believe in resting the voice part of the year, and I take this rest in the summer.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • He declares she shall die, and with these words that bitter revenge-theme for the first time blossoms out in the voice part.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • They originated the 'crab' canon, in which the part sung by the second voice was the first voice part written backwards.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • His song, "Protestations," is tender, and has a violin obbligato that is really more important than the voice part.

  • I not only thought the voice part out of place, but in bad taste per se.

  • Among the old musicians it used to be customary to write a mere outline or suggestion of the voice part.

    Garcia the Centenarian And His Times M. Sterling Mackinlay
  • Song-paper: three-stave score, two staves being braced for the piano part, with a third for the voice part.

    How to Write Music Clement A. Harris
  • The interest may be said to be mainly concentrated in the orchestra, the voice part being strictly declamatory.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for voice part

voice part

a melodic line written for the voice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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