- plural florid or fancy passages in vocal music
- singular a singer of such passages, especially a soprano
- 1980: The middle one, of course, was the coloratura Julia Kristeva, known as the most voluptuous Salome in the business. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
- Pertaining to coloratura.
- She has a lighter and more coloratura voice.
- This role has the most coloratura singing in the opera.
- 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XII:
- I drew a deep breath, this time fortunately unmixed with gin and tonic. I was profoundly stirred. “You mean,” I said, my voice quavering like that of a coloratura soprano, “that I went through that soul-shattering experience all for nothing?”
coloratura f (plural colorature)
- nominative feminine singular of colōrātūrus
- nominative neuter plural of colōrātūrus
- accusative neuter plural of colōrātūrus
- vocative feminine singular of colōrātūrus
- vocative neuter plural of colōrātūrus
- ablative feminine singular of colōrātūrus