Definition of tessitura in English:

tessitura

Syllabification: tes·si·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌtesiˈto͝orə
 
/

noun

Music
The range within which most notes of a vocal part fall.
More example sentences
  • To the Marx songs, the tessitura of which is ideally suited to her edgy soprano, she brings incomparable authority and ravishing vocalism.
  • Inevitably she has to sing the role rather lightly, given its high tessitura.
  • Prior to her appearances in London she had specialised in singing male roles, because of her remarkably low tessitura.

Origin

Italian, literally 'texture', from Latin textura (see texture).

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