Bel canto

a smooth, cantabile style of singing.
Historical Examples

The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
The Head Voice and Other Problems D. A. Clippinger
Chopin and Other Musical Essays Henry T. Finck
The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
The Head Voice and Other Problems D. A. Clippinger
Great Singers on the Art of Singing James Francis Cooke
Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
The Head Voice and Other Problems D. A. Clippinger


a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power
(as modifier): a bel canto aria


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