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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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coloraturacol‧o‧ra‧tu‧ra /ˌkɒlərəˈtʊərə, -ˈtjʊə- $ ˌkʌlərəˈtʊrə/ noun  1 [uncountable]APM a difficult piece of music that is meant to be sung fast2 [countable]APM a woman, especially a soprano, who sings this type of music
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coloraturaAnd Fiordiligi puts up more resistance than her sister Dorabella, and her brilliant coloratura arias reflect her emotional torment.You sang your first coloratura role at 13.Of course you might have to search a bit for a second coloratura bass.In these pieces the three higher parts are clearly distinguished from the two lower and given showy coloratura.
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