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  • n. a male soprano singer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treble singer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soprano or treble singer: sometimes used attributively.


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  • Crescentini, the last famous male sopranist, is reputed by history or legend -- the two are not infrequently synonymous -- to have been himself the composer of the well-known aria "_Ombra adorata_," introduced by him in Zingarelli's opera _Romeo e Giulietta_, as also of the prayer sung by Romeo in the same work.

    Style in Singing


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