chest tone


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Noun1.chest tone - the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
register - (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
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Another time when she called Dunyasha her voice trembled, so she called again- though she could hear Dunyasha coming- called her in the deep chest tones in which she had been wont to sing, sing, and listened attentively to herself.
When an exaggerated chest tone is pushed beyond its natural limits, the tone will usually sound strained, underpitched, and short of high-range potential.
The chest tones above f(1) are intolerable when one uses them in restrained songs; but here, for the very reason of their shrill effect, they adapt themselves to the accents of despair and rage.