Definition of Tessitura

1. Noun. (music) The vocal range of a singer. ¹



2. Noun. (music) how a musical instrument sounds in different parts of its range ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tessitura

1. [n -TURAS or -TURE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tessitura

tessellate
tessellated
tessellated fundus
tessellates
tessellating
tessellation
tessellations
tessera
tesseract
tesseracts
tesseradecade
tesseradecades
tesserae
tesseraic
tesseral
tessitura (current term)
tessituras
tessiture
tessular
test
test-cross
test-drive
test-fly
test-paper
test-retest method
test-retest reliability
test-tube baby
test anxiety scale
test ban
test bed

Literary usage of Tessitura

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"Many of the old Italian composers wrote music of a high tessitura, ... 'Dehl vieni, non tardar,' is an example of moderate tessitura, though it has a ..."

2. Musical Composition: A Short Treatise for Students by Charles Villiers Stanford (1911)
"baritone, F^S5 bass, is an excellent rough guide to the position of the tessitura. The nearer the average of notes keeps to the middle line of the five, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"Many of the old Italian composers wrote music of a high tessitura, though it is true ... Deli ! vieni, non tardar,' is an example of moderate tessitura, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"Many of the old Italian composers wrote music of a high tessitura, though it is true ... Del) ! vieni, non tardar,' is an example of moderate tessitura, ..."

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