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Definition highest-ranged singing voice, normally possessed by women or boys
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Two are women: the pianist at the keyboard and the soprano-sax player, who is sitting this one out.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • "Greek goddess of wisdom," the Al said, the voice sliding into a mezzo-soprano.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • Someone said that she was Madam Glynn, the soprano.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Christopher said in a soprano squeak.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • My voice had risen its usual uncontrolled octaves, becoming an epicene mezzo-soprano.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • A clear soprano wafting over vinegar fumes and pickle vats.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I fought down laughter at the thought of Wilem as a soprano and shook my head.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Next to an alto she sang alto, by a soprano, soprano.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Hickey signals to Cora, who starts playing and singing in a whiskey soprano "She's the Sunshine of Paradise Alley.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • "Edward," she answered, her high soprano voice almost as attractive as his.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Alice and Jasper laughed in harmony, soprano and bass.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The soprano screak of carriage wheels punished my ear.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar

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