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fioritura Line breaks: fi¦ori|tura
Pronunciation: /fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə/

Definition of fioritura in English:

noun (plural fioriture fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərifɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊəreɪ)

An embellishment of a melody, especially as improvised by an operatic singer.
Example sentences
  • Christine Goerke not only plays Armida with sly wit, but she also sings the exacting fioriture and lyrical arias with razor-sharp precision and elegant musicianship.
  • His voice retains its evenness in all registers, and he cleanly articulates Vivaldi's most difficult runs and fioriture.
  • When it came to the fioriture in the arias, Kelly was a little sketchier, relying on the expressiveness of the general shape of the music rather than using the fioriture for really expressive purposes.


Italian, literally 'flowering', from fiorire 'to flower'.

Words that rhyme with fioritura

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