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His voice cracked and he hit a soprano note.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  highest-ranged singing voice, normally possessed by women or boys
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sopranos soprano
Strongly Associated with:   baritone
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  • His voice cracked and he hit a soprano note.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The sirens droned on, a soprano counterpoint to the bombs’ relentless bass, their pitch so eerily human it sounded like every soul in London had taken to their rooftops to cry out collective despair.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Was she Carmela Soprano?
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I fought down laughter at the thought of Wilem as a soprano and shook my head.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Erlene Barlowe asked me to come and talk to you:’ "I’m Angel: she said, "Angel Christian:’ Her voice was a gentle soprano.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • She was in wonderful spirits, Mietje said, singing hymns and songs in her high sweet soprano.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • On the drive home, Uhmma talks about how Pastor Kim wants her to join the chorus, they need more sopranos.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • My voice had risen its usual uncontrolled octaves, becoming an epicene mezzo-soprano.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They hear this terrific mama-san soprano.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Whenever there was a pause in the song she filled it with gasping, broken sobs, and then took up the lyric again in a quavering soprano.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • Cavalcanti has a fine tenor voice," said he, "and Mademoiselle Eugenie a splendid soprano, and then she plays the piano like Thalberg.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The murmuring babble of bass and soprano voices seemed to issue from every side, echoing off the walls.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Someone said that she was Madam Glynn, the soprano.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Emily sang outstanding soprano.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The soprano screak of carriage wheels punished my ear.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • And make you sing soprano for a week.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Her powerful contralto, Reba’s piercing soprano in counterpoint, and the soft voice of the girl, Hagar, who must be about ten or eleven now, pulled him like a carpet tack under the influence of a magnet.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • There rose a soprano clamor from all three boys as they rocked the boat in arching their tender necks to see.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • "Momma, where is Grandpa?" she’d asked in a clear, high soprano, only bothering to speak aloud because I was across the room from her.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • From behind a door in the corridor leading to the Beta-Minus geography room, a ringing soprano voice called, "One, two, three, four," and then, with a weary impatience, "As you were."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • She was the lead soprano.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Alice and Jasper laughed in harmony, soprano and bass.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Octavian screamed in a shrill voice—maybe ordering the First Cohort to stand their ground, maybe trying to sing soprano —but Percy put a stop to it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • They sing second soprano in the choir, and although their voices are clear and steady, they are never picked to solo.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • "Matted and damp are the curls of gold," mourned Scarlett’s faulty soprano, and Fanny half rose and said in a faint, strangled voice: "Sing something else!"
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She leaned her forehead upon her hand, following the long tender curve that the soprano lifts in the Kyrie.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • It was nothing but soprano rebecs, counter-tenor rebecs, and tenor rebecs, not to reckon the flutes and brass instruments.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Reedy freckled soprano.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A second voice joined the first, and was followed by a third-girl’s soprano giggle-a fourth, a fifth, six, a dozen, all of them, all laughing.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Mother’s voice, she used her water-bright soprano in the Baptist choir, did not sing, yet sang back replies.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Next to an alto she sang alto, by a soprano, soprano.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Two are women: the pianist at the keyboard and the soprano-sax player, who is sitting this one out.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • The contralto will not care to catechise the bass; the tenor will foresee no embarrassing dearth of remark in evenings spent with the lovely soprano.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The season opened with a French opera company whose novelty was a harp in the orchestra and whose unforgettable glory was the impeccable voice and dramatic talent of a Turkish soprano who sang barefoot and wore rings set with precious stones on her toes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It had the same bright, surprised, near soprano sound as his voice when he greeted a friend and cried out, "Hi! " the "Hi!" drawn out as if he didn’t want it to end.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "Edward," she answered, her high soprano voice almost as attractive as his.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • A clear soprano wafting over vinegar fumes and pickle vats.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The saws sang soprano and the clerk in the commissary passed out the blackstrap molasses and the sowbelly and wrote in his big book, and the Yankee dollar and Confederate dumbness collaborated to heal the wounds of four years of fratricidal strife, and all was merry as a marriage bell.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Some of the younger men in the club box exchanged a smile at this announcement, and glanced sideways at Lawrence Lefferts, who sat carelessly in the front of the box, pulling his long fair moustache, and who remarked with authority, as the soprano paused: "No one but Patti ought to attempt the Sonnambula."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The music was soaring, all soprano and harps and sadness, mourning some lost boy away at war, but still I kept my eyes shut and tried to remember every detail of this dance, because even then I knew that it wouldn’t last.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • At this the young girl began to interpret the melody upon the organ, emitting a thin though correct strain, at the same time joining her rather high soprano with that of her mother, together with the rather dubious baritone of the father.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Best of all, Mami seemed not to mind the singing anymore and once or twice broke out into song herself in a delicate, quavery soprano: A Santa Claus le gusta el vino, A Santa Claus le gusta el ron … And, of course, at the Christmas Eve pageant, all the children sang: Adestes fideles Laetes triumphantes… I, costumed in a nightgown with a tinsel crown on my head, was to announce to the poor shepherds tending their flocks by night: Do not be afraid For behold I bring you Tidings of great…
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • As the cooling air settled into the cracks and caverns of the plateau and the warm air rushed skyward, pulling leaves, twigs, and mist upward in a vertical gale, a sound ebbed up out of the Cleft as if the continent itself was calling with the voices of stone giants, gigantic bamboo flutes, church organs the size of palaces, the clear, perfect notes ranging from the shrillest soprano to the deepest bass.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Her voice was sweet, melodious, the speaking voice of a well-trained soprano.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Tiny falls tinkled in silvery soprano, big falls rumbled in basso profundo.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • A distant radio, a soprano, very faint.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Christopher said in a soprano squeak.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • "Greek goddess of wisdom," the Al said, the voice sliding into a mezzo-soprano.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • From the time the Pomona began to throb and move down the river, Gabriella Serto regaled the deck with clear, soprano cries.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
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Associated words [difficulty]:   soprano [4] , baritone [4] , chord [1] , baritone [4] , a cappella [7] , minor chord [8] , major chord [9] , baritone [4]
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