noun, plural so·pran·os.
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.
Anna Netrebko, world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera, gives a special live performance.
We'll also welcome Anna Netrebko, world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera, for a live performance.
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|John Batchelor|January 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Dumnil, the tenor, used to steal jewellery from the soprano and contralto of the troop, and get intoxicated with the baritone.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards
You must join the soprano voice of God to the bass voice in order to get the harmony of the Divine voice.
The prayer for soprano at the end of the opera, 'Oh, dischinso e il firmamento,' is a charming little bit of melody.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
And her difficulties have been increased by her determination to become a soprano, difficulties she has surmounted brilliantly.Interpreters|Carl Van Vechten
Shortly he found himself enlisted as a soprano in the boy choir of a large Episcopal church.Great Singers on the Art of Singing|James Francis Cooke
noun plural -pranos or -prani (-ˈprɑːniː)
- the highest or second highest instrument in a family of instruments
- (as modifier)a soprano saxophone
Word Origin 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.