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soprano

[ suh-pran-oh, -prah-noh ]

noun

, plural so·pran·os.
  1. the uppermost part or voice.
  2. the highest singing voice in women and boys.
  3. a part for such a voice.
  4. a singer with such a voice.


adjective

  1. of or relating to a soprano; having the compass of a soprano.

soprano

/ səˈprɑːnəʊ /

noun

  1. the highest adult female voice, having a range approximately from middle C to the A a thirteenth above it
  2. the voice of a young boy before puberty
  3. a singer with such a voice
  4. the highest part of a piece of harmony
    1. the highest or second highest instrument in a family of instruments
    2. ( as modifier )

      a soprano saxophone



soprano

  1. The highest range of the female singing voice. ( Compare alto and mezzo soprano .)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of soprano1

1720–30; < Italian: literally, what is above, high, equivalent to sopra (< Latin suprā above) + -ano adj. suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of soprano1

C18: from Italian, from sopra above, from Latin suprā

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Example Sentences

The soprano Margaret Truman had the seats packed at Constitutional Hall for a 1950 concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Anti-hero status, as enjoyed by Tony Soprano and Walter White, is typically a male property.

The landscape looks something like the marsh behind the Toys ‘R’ Us where Tony Soprano might bury a body in Jersey.

Someone with a lovely soprano voice was singing me “Happy Birthday.”

Tony Soprano used to pick up copies of it in his fictional driveway.

How is Walter White different from someone like, say, Tony Soprano?

Once he learnt, with his aunt, the exceedingly florid duet in Semiramide, and sang the soprano part admirably.

He boasted of having "made a soprano out of Zambinella" and disclosed the fact to Sarrasine that this creature was not a woman.

He can if he like make himself a soprano, and sing for hire;—and probably that is the real goal for him.

Susy Clemens went to Paris to cultivate her voice, a rare soprano, with a view to preparing for the operatic stage.

A splendid soprano voice was ringing through the room, singing, "Hear me, Norma."

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