from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The highest singing voice of a woman or young boy.
- n. A singer having such a voice.
- n. The tonal range characteristic of a soprano.
- n. An instrument that sounds within this range.
- n. A vocal or instrumental part written within this range.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Musical part or section higher in pitch than alto and other sections.
- n. Person or instrument that performs the soprano part.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; the upper part in harmony for mixed voices.
- n. A singer, commonly a woman, with a treble voice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, the highest variety of the female voice; treble.
- n. A singer with such a voice.
- n. A voice-part for or sung by such a voice.
- Pertaining to the soprano: as, soprano music: a soprano voice; the soprano compass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the pitch range of the highest female voice
- n. the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
- adj. having or denoting a high range
- n. a female singer
Italian, from sopra, above, from Latin suprā; see uper in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian, from Latin superanus, adjective from preposition super ("la"). (Wiktionary)