soprano
I. adjective Etymology: Italian, adjective & noun, from sopra above, from Latin supra — more at supra- Date: 1730 relating to or having the range or part of a soprano II. noun (plural -nos) Date: 1738 1. the highest singing voice of women or boys and formerly of castrati; also a person having this voice 2. the highest voice part in a 4-part chorus 3. a member of a family of instruments having the highest range

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  • SOPRANO — SOPRA Terme musical qui désigne la voix aiguë chantée par les femmes et les enfants ou bien la partie supérieure d’une composition instrumentale (ainsi, les violons ou les flûtes sonnent souvent au soprano). Suivant le caractère, on distingue, eu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Soprano — (* 14. Januar 1979 in Marseille; bürgerlich Saïd M Roumbaba) ist ein französischer Rapper aus Marseille (Südfrankreich). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie 2 Diskografie 2.1 Alben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soprano — 1730, the highest singing voice, from It. soprano the treble in music, lit. high, from sopra above, from L. supra, fem. abl. sing. of super (see SUPER (Cf. super )). Meaning a singer having a soprano voice is from 1738. Soprano saxophone is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • soprano — s.m. [uso sost. dell agg. soprano ]. 1. (mus.) [voce femminile o bianca dal registro più acuto] ▶◀ ‖ tenore. 2. (estens.) [cantante (donna) o cantore dotato di voce di soprano: da ragazzo era un s. ; mia sorella è un buon s. ] ▶◀ [con riferimento …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • soprano — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: música La voz más aguda de las voces humanas: Sólo los niños y las mujeres tienen voz de soprano. Sinónimo: tiple. sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Área …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • soprano — (Del it. soprano). 1. m. Mús. Voz más aguda de las voces humanas. 2. Hombre castrado. 3. com. Mús. Persona que tiene voz de soprano …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • soprano — [sə pran′ō, səprä′nō] n. pl. sopranos or soprani [səprä′nē] [It < sopra, above < L supra] 1. the range of the highest voice of women or boys, usually from middle C to two or more octaves above 2. a) a voice or singer with such a range b) an …   English World dictionary

  • Soprano — So*pra no, n.; pl. E. {Sopranos}, It. {Soprani}. [It., fr. soprano superior, highest, fr. sopra above, L. supra. See {Sovereign}.] (Mus.) (a) The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy s voice; the upper part in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soprano — SOPRÁNO s.n. v. sopran. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SOPRÁNO s.n. v. sopran. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • soprano — ► NOUN (pl. sopranos) 1) the highest singing voice. 2) (before another noun ) denoting an instrument of a high or the highest pitch in its family: a soprano saxophone. ORIGIN Italian, from sopra above …   English terms dictionary

  • soprano — s. 2 g. 1.  [Música] A mais aguda voz humana. 2. Tiple. 3. Cantor ou cantora que tem voz de tiple …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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