fioritura

fioritura

[fee-awr-i-toor-uh, -ohr-; Italian fyaw-ree-too-rah]
noun, plural fioriture [fee-awr-i-toor-ey, -ohr-; Italian fyaw-ree-too-re] . Music.
the ornamentation of a melody, often extemporized by the performer, as in Italian opera during the 18th century.

Origin:
1835–45; < Italian, equivalent to fiorit(o) flowery, orig. past participle of fiorire to flower + -ura -ure

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fioritura (ˌfjɔːrɪˈtʊərə, ˌfiːərɪ-)
 
n , pl -ture
music embellishment, esp ornamentation added by the performer
 
[Italian: a blossoming]

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