soprano

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superānus, adjective from preposition Latin super (above). Doublet of sovereign, from the same Latin root via Old French.

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Noun[edit]

soprano (plural sopranos or soprani or sopranoes)

  1. Musical part or section higher in pitch than alto and other sections.
  2. Person or instrument that performs the soprano part.

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Verb[edit]

soprano (third-person singular simple present sopranos, present participle sopranoing, simple past and past participle sopranoed)

  1. To sing or utter with high pitch, like a soprano singer.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superanus, from Latin super. Doublet of the inherited sobirà.

Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural sopranos)

  1. soprano

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superanus, from Latin super. Doublet of the inherited souverain.

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Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural sopranos)

  1. soprano

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *superānus, from Latin super. Also from *superānus: Italian sovrano.

Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural soprani)

  1. a singer, commonly a woman, with a register higher than alto and the rest of the parts: soprano leggero, soprano lirico
  2. the upper part in harmony for mixed voices: parte di soprano
  3. instrument that performs the soprano part: flauto soprano

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English soprano, from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superānus, from Latin super.

Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural sopranos)

  1. (Jersey, music) soprano

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superanus, from Latin super. Doublet of soberano.

Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural sopranos)

  1. (music) soprano (the highest vocal range)

Noun[edit]

soprano m f (plural sopranos)

  1. soprano (person singing with a soprano voice)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soprano, from Vulgar Latin *superanus, from Latin super. Doublet of soberano.

Noun[edit]

soprano m, f (plural sopranos)

  1. soprano (singer)

Noun[edit]

soprano m (plural sopranos)

  1. soprano (pitch)