A lyrical style of operatic singing using a full rich broad tone and smooth phrasing: a superb piece of bel canto [as modifier]: the bel canto arias of Bellini
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- At that audition I did not have any Baroque arias prepared so I sang my usual bel canto coloratura and he hired me on the spot.
- Before the vocal glory of Callas and Sutherland, sopranos with lighter timbres often sang bel canto roles.
- The Andante sang like an instrumental bel canto aria.
Late 19th century: Italian, literally 'fine song'.
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Syllabification: bel can·to
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