Meaning of fioritura

fio•ri•tu•ra

Pronunciation: (fē-ôr"i-toor'u, -ōr"-It.fyô"rē-t&oomacr'rä), [key]
— pl. -tu•re
  1. the ornamentation of a melody, often extemporized by the performer, as in Italian opera during the 18th century.
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