Definition of Soprano

1. Noun. A female singer.




2. Adjective. Having or denoting a high range. "The treble clef"
Exact synonyms: Treble
Similar to: High, High-pitched

3. Noun. The highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty.
Generic synonyms: Singing Voice

4. Noun. The pitch range of the highest female voice.
Exact synonyms: Treble
Generic synonyms: Pitch
Derivative terms: Treble

Definition of Soprano

1. n. The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; the upper part in harmony for mixed voices.

Definition of Soprano

1. Noun. Musical part or section higher in pitch than alto and other sections. ¹

2. Noun. Person or instrument that performs the soprano part. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soprano

1. the highest singing voice [n -NOS or -NI]

Medical Definition of Soprano

1. The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; the upper part in harmony for mixed voices. A singer, commonly a woman, with a treble voice. Origin: It, fr. Soprano superior, highest, fr. Sopra above, L. Supra. (04 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Soprano

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1. Folio (1884)
"A Biid from o'er the Sett soprano in Ft contralto in KP 75 Sont; ... soprano in F 6o When the Leave*begin to Turn soprano in A, ..."

2. Sixty Years of California Song by Rosana Margaret Kroh Blake Alverson (1913)
"Also accompanist for studio Crew, Louisa Carolyn, 1897, '98, '99, '00 Lyric soprano Crossman, Nellie, 1888 Contralto Cropley, FM, 1898 soprano Cullen, Lila, ..."

3. Sixty Years of California Song by Rosana Margaret Kroh Blake Alverson (1913)
"Also accompanist for studio Crew, Louisa Carolyn, 1897, '98, '99, '00 Lyric soprano Cropley, FM, 1898 soprano Crossman, Nellie, 1888 Contralto ..."

4. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"High soprano. soprano clef. The С clef on the. line of the staff for ... soprano clef, mezzo. The С clef v placed on the second line of P-fj the staff, ..."

5. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"High soprano. soprano Clef. The С clef on the first line of the staff for soprano, ... soprano clef, mezzo. The С clef when placed on the second line of ..."

6. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"The E string of a violin. soprano mezzo (It.) (sö-frä-nc* met-sô.} A species of female voice between soprano and alto. soprano, second. Low soprano. ..."

7. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"GERALDINE FARRAR, soprano and ANTONIO Scorn, Baritone 89016 12-in., 2.00 ADDIO (Farewell) GERALDINE FARRAR, soprano 88406 12 in., 1.75 NELLIE MELBA, ..."

8. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"The female soprano, or treble, has a normal compass from à to a2 all tones of which, ... soprano dramma'tico, a female soprano of dramatic power. ..."

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