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Definitions for Soprano
səˈpræn oʊ, -ˈprɑ noʊso·pra·no
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a female singer
the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
the pitch range of the highest female voice
having or denoting a high range
"soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
Musical part or section higher in pitch than alto and other sections.
Person or instrument that performs the soprano part.
A soprano ([soˈpraːno]) is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types. The soprano's vocal range (using scientific pitch notation) is from approximately middle C (C4) = 261 Hz to "high A" (A5) = 880 Hz in choral music, or to "soprano C" (C6, two octaves above middle C) = 1046 Hz or higher in operatic music. In four-part chorale style harmony, the soprano takes the highest part, which often encompasses the melody. The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
the treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; the upper part in harmony for mixed voices
a singer, commonly a woman, with a treble voice
Etymology: [It., fr. soprano superior, highest, fr. sopra above, L. supra. See Sovereign.]
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and is the highest vocal range of all voice types. The soprano's vocal range is from approximately middle C to "high A" in choral music, or to "soprano C" or higher in operatic music. In four-part chorale style harmony, the soprano takes the highest part, which usually encompasses the melody. For other styles of singing see voice classification in non-classical music. Typically, the term "soprano" refers to female singers but at times the term "male soprano" has been used by men who sing in the soprano vocal range using falsetto vocal production instead of the modal voice. This practice is most commonly found in the context of choral music in England. However, these men are more commonly referred to as countertenors or sopranists. The practice of referring to countertenors as "male sopranos" is somewhat controversial within vocal pedagogical circles as these men do not produce sound in the same physiological way that female sopranos do. The singer Michael Maniaci is described as a true male soprano because he is able to sing in the soprano vocal range using the modal voice as a woman would. He is able to do this because his larynx never fully developed during puberty.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sō-prä′no, n. the highest variety of voice, treble: a singer with such a voice:—pl. Sopra′nos, Sopra′ni.—n. Sopra′nist, a singer of soprano. [It., from sopra—L. supra or super, above.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Soprano is ranked #47429 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Soprano surname appeared 447 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Soprano.
91.9% or 411 total occurrences were White.
3.1% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1.1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of Soprano in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Soprano in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Soprano in a Sentence
We've all seen how a soprano can shatter a glass with the pitch of her voice, instead of using sound waves, we use the swirls generated in the structure by the wind.
It is a great artistic loss for the Met and for opera, famed Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is one of the greatest singers in Met history, but with Putin killing innocent victims in Ukraine there was no way forward.
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