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SOPRANO (soprani)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does soprano mean? 

SOPRANO (noun)
  The noun SOPRANO has 3 senses:

1. a female singer
2. the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
3. the pitch range of the highest female voice

  Familiarity information: SOPRANO used as a noun is uncommon.


SOPRANO (adjective)
  The adjective SOPRANO has 1 sense:

1. having or denoting a high range

  Familiarity information: SOPRANO used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOPRANO (noun)


Sense 1soprano [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A female singer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("soprano" is a kind of...):

singer; vocaliser; vocalist; vocalizer (a person who sings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "soprano"):

coloratura; coloratura soprano (a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music)

mezzo; mezzo-soprano (a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto)

Instance hyponyms:

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa; Te Kanawa (New Zealand operatic soprano (born in 1944))

Renata Tebaldi; Tebaldi (Italian operatic soprano (born in 1922))

Dame Joan Sutherland; Joan Sutherland; Sutherland (Australian operatic soprano (born in 1926))

Belle Miriam Silverman; Beverly Sills; Sills (United States operatic soprano (born in 1929))

Leontyne Price; Mary Leontyne Price; Price (United States operatic soprano (born 1927))

Ponselle; Rosa Melba Ponselle; Rosa Ponselle (United States soprano (1897-1981))

Jessye Norman; Norman (United States operatic soprano (born in 1945))

Brigit Nilsson; Marta Brigit Nilsson; Nilsson (Swedish operatic soprano who played Wagnerian roles (born in 1918))

Jenny Lind; Lind; Swedish Nightingale (Swedish soprano who toured the United States under the management of P. T. Barnum (1820-1887))

Eileen Farrell; Farrell (United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002))

Helen Traubel; Traubel (United States operatic soprano (1903-1972))


Sense 2soprano [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("soprano" is a kind of...):

singing voice (the musical quality of the voice while singing)


Sense 3soprano [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The pitch range of the highest female voice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

treble; soprano

Hypernyms ("soprano" is a kind of...):

pitch (the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration)


SOPRANO (adjective)


Sense 1soprano [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or denoting a high range

Synonyms:

soprano; treble

Context examples:

soprano voice / soprano sax / the boy still had a fine treble voice / the treble clef

Similar:

high; high-pitched (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)


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