Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Non. Aug.

bel canto n. [It. bel beautiful, pretty (1); canto song (2): beautiful song.] Music. A form of traditional Italian vocal music, especially opera, which emphasizes a refined and beautiful tone and careful technique. The works of Rossini and Donizetti are perennial favorites of Italian bel canto.

From Word Dictionary of Foreign Expressions

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