- colorado topaz,
- coloration, protective,
Origin of coloratura
Examples from the Web for coloratura
Luisa Tetrazzini has been called the greatest exponent of coloratura singing that we have at the present time.
This indicates why the revival of this opera attends the appearance upon the horizon of a coloratura star.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
The coloratura manner of singing is all delicacy and lightness, and one cannot express deep emotion in this way.
I am a medium, a coloratura hypnotist and a spirituous control.The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
Coloratura singing presents the highest development of vocal technique.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
- (in 18th- and 19th-century arias) a florid virtuoso passage
- (as modifier)a coloratura aria
Word Origin for coloratura
"Ornamental passages, roulades, embellishments, etc., in vocal music" [Elson], 1740, from Italian coloratura, literally "coloring," from Late Latin coloratura, from colorare "to color," from color (see color (n.)).
Elaborate ornamentation in a piece of vocal music. A coloratura soprano is one who can sing such highly ornamented parts.