- the uppermost part or voice.
- the highest singing voice in women and boys.
- a part for such a voice.
- a singer with such a voice.
- of or relating to a soprano; having the compass of a soprano.
Origin of soprano
Examples from the Web for soprano
An amazing performance from Anna Netrebko, the world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera.Women in the World Full Panel Videos
The Daily Beast Video
March 9, 2012
Anna Netrebko, world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera, gives a special live performance.Women in the World 2012 Agenda
March 8, 2012
We'll also welcome Anna Netrebko, world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera, for a live performance.Women in the World Kicks Off!
The Daily Beast
March 2, 2012
This is too hard to answer: Does the soprano think she actually is Anne Boleyn about to lose her head?Newt Gingrich, Comic Diva: His New Reign of Terror
January 23, 2012
A New York native, Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the performances, headlined by soprano Deborah Voigt.The New York Philharmonic Kicks Off its 170th Season
Daily Beast Promotions
September 19, 2011
Other things of Maria Angelina than her soprano were missed, also.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
Hilda's eyes drooped, and then she saw the photograph in the soprano's hand.
A soprano voice was heard, and I listened as critically as I could.
"No whispering," barked the soprano, shining the light directly in his eyes.Mezzerow Loves Company
Floyd L. Wallace
It is for two voices, a soprano and contralto, and is excellently written.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
- the highest adult female voice, having a range approximately from middle C to the A a thirteenth above it
- the voice of a young boy before puberty
- a singer with such a voice
- the highest part of a piece of harmony
- the highest or second highest instrument in a family of instruments
- (as modifier)a soprano saxophone
Word Origin and History for soprano
1738, "the highest singing voice," ranging easily through the two octaves above middle C, from Italian soprano "the treble in music," literally "high," from sopra "above," from Latin supra, fem. ablative singular of super (see super-). Meaning "a singer having a soprano voice" is from 1738. As an adjective from 1730. Soprano saxophone is attested from 1859.