Elaborate vs Colorature - What's the difference?

elaborate | colorature |


As an adjective elaborate

is highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.

As a verb elaborate

is (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) to give further detail or explanation (about).

As a noun colorature is

(music) an elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.

elaborate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
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  • Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
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  • *:The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • Verb

    (elaborat)
  • (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) To give further detail or explanation (about).
  • What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate ?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?

    colorature

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia colorature)
  • (music) An elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.
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