Etymology
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soprano (n.)

1738, "the highest singing voice," ranging easily through the two octaves above middle C, from Italian soprano "the treble in music," literally "high," from sopra "above," from Latin supra, fem. ablative singular of super "above, over" (see super-). Meaning "a singer having a soprano voice" is from 1738. As an adjective from 1730. Soprano saxophone is attested from 1859.

updated on May 19, 2017

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Definitions of soprano from WordNet
1
soprano (n.)
a female singer;
soprano (n.)
the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty;
soprano (n.)
the pitch range of the highest female voice;
Synonyms: treble
2
soprano (adj.)
having or denoting a high range;
soprano sax
soprano voice
Synonyms: treble
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