noun, plural tes·si·tu·ras, tes·si·tu·re [tes-i-toor-ey; Italian tes-see-too-re]. /ˌtɛs ɪˈtʊər eɪ; Italian ˌtɛs siˈtu rɛ/.
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Origin of tessitura
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Example sentences from the Web for tessitura
One should never try to change the tessitura, or natural character of the voice.Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing|Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
This octave, however, represents merely the compass (ambitus or tessitura) of the melody: it has nothing to do with its tonality.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
The tessitura of Butterfly is very high, and the rle is a strain for her.Interpreters|Carl Van Vechten