Leap vs Colorature - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between leap and colorature
is that leap
is (acronym) while 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.
From (etyl) lepen, from (etyl) ‘to stumble’).
* anonymous, Merlin
* 1600 , anonymous, The wisdome of Doctor Dodypoll , act 4
- It is grete nede a man to go bak to recouer the better his leep
* 1783 , , from the “Illiad” in Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres , lecture 4, page 65
- I, I defie thee: wert not thou next him when he leapt into the Riuer?
* 1999 , Ai, Vice: New & Selected Poems , page 78
- Th’ infernal monarch rear’d his horrid head, Leapt from his throne, lest Neptune’s arm should lay His dark dominions open to the day.
To pass over by a leap or jump.
- It is better to leap into the void.
To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
To cause to leap.
- to leap a wall or a ditch
- to leap a horse across a ditch
The choice between leapt and leaped is mostly a matter of regional differences: leapt is preferred in British English and leaped in American English. According to research by John Algeo (British or American English? , Cambridge, 2006), leapt is used 80% of the time in UK and 32% in the US.
* (jump from one location to another) bound, hop, jump, spring
* (jump upwards) bound, hop, jump, spring
The act of leaping or jumping.
* H. Sweet
- Wickedness comes on by degrees, and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.
The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
(figuratively) A significant move forward.
* 1969 July 20, , as he became the first man to step on the moon
- Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.
(mining) A fault.
Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
(music) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other intermediate intervals.
(obsolete) A basket.
- That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
A weel or wicker trap for fish.
* by leaps and bounds
* leap day
* leaping lizards
* leap of faith
* leaps and bounds
* leap second
* leap year
* look before you leap
* quantum leap
From (etyl) leep, from (etyl) .
a trap or snare for fish
half a bushel
(music) An elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.