Meaning of coloratura

col•o•ra•tu•ra

Pronunciation: (kul"ur-u-toor'u, -tyoor'u, kol"-, kōl"-), [key]
— n.
  1. runs, trills, and other florid decorations in vocal music.
  2. a lyric soprano of high range who specializes in such music.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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