Leap vs Colorature - What's the difference?

leap | colorature |


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.

leap

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lepen, from (etyl) ‘to stumble’).

Verb

  • To jump.
  • * anonymous, Merlin
  • It is grete nede a man to go bak to recouer the better his leep
  • * 1600 , anonymous, The wisdome of Doctor Dodypoll , act 4
  • I, I defie thee: wert not thou next him when he leapt into the Riuer?
  • * 1783 , , from the “Illiad” in Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres , lecture 4, page 65
  • 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.
  • * 1999 , Ai, Vice: New & Selected Poems , page 78
  • It is better to leap into the void.
  • To pass over by a leap or jump.
  • to leap a wall or a ditch
  • To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
  • To cause to leap.
  • to leap a horse across a ditch
    Usage notes
    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.
    Synonyms
    * (jump from one location to another) bound, hop, jump, spring * (jump upwards) bound, hop, jump, spring

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of leaping or jumping.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Wickedness comes on by degrees, and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.
  • * H. Sweet
  • Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.
  • 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
  • That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
  • (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.
  • (Wyclif)
  • A weel or wicker trap for fish.
  • (Webster 1913)
    Derived terms
    * by leaps and bounds * leap day * leapfrog * leaping lizards * leap of faith * leaps and bounds * leap second * leap year * look before you leap * quantum leap

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) leep, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * leep

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • basket
  • a trap or snare for fish
  • half a bushel
  • 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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