Definition and background:
A style of singing that emphasizes the beauty of sound throughout the entire voice range. A tender, pure, and sympathetic legato, the opposite of bravura singing. Specifically, an elegant Italian vocal style characterized by florid melodic lines delivered by voices of great agility, smoothness, and purity of tone. used to describe any fine voice. It was used in the 18th and early 19th-century to describe the singing popular in Italian operas
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