sprechgesang

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sprech·ge·sang

 (shprĕKH′gə-zäng′)
n.
Sprechstimme.

[German : sprechen, to speak; see sprechstimme + Gesang, song (from Middle High German gisanc, from Old High German gisang, from singan, to sing; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots).]

sprechgesang

(German ˈʃprɛçɡəzaŋ)
n
(Music, other) music a type of vocalization between singing and recitation in which the voice sings the beginning of each note and then falls rapidly from the notated pitch. It was originated by Arnold Schoenberg, who used it in Pierrot Lunaire (1912)
[C20: from German, literally: speaking-song]

sprech•ge•sang

(Ger. ˈʃprɛx gəˌzɑŋ)

n.
a vocal style intermediate between speech and singing but without exact pitch intonation.
[1925–30; < German, =sprech(en) to speak + Gesang song]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprechgesang - a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
phonation, vocalisation, vocalization, vox, voice, vocalism - the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"