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fioritura

[fee-awr-i-too r-uh, -ohr-; Italian fyaw-ree-too-rah] /fiˌɔr ɪˈtʊər ə, -ˌoʊr-; Italian ˌfyɔ riˈtu rɑ/
noun, plural fioriture
[fee-awr-i-too r-ey, -ohr-; Italian fyaw-ree-too-re] /fiˌɔr ɪˈtʊər eɪ, -ˌoʊr-; Italian ˌfyɔ riˈtu rɛ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
the ornamentation of a melody, often extemporized by the performer, as in Italian opera during the 18th century.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Italian, equivalent to fiorit(o) flowery, orig. past participle of fiorire to flower + -ura -ure
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fioritura

/ˌfjɔːrɪˈtʊərə; ˌfiːərɪ-/
noun (pl) -ture (-ˈtʊəreɪ)
1.
(music) embellishment, esp ornamentation added by the performer
Word Origin
Italian: a blossoming
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