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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She punches out her concluding note, a C above middle C lying in the middle, not at the top, of the soprano range, with surprising dramatic force, but on the whole she avoids the exaggerated use of chest tones that characterized her performances of Falla's Seven Popular Spanish Songs.
However, the singing of Larissa Diadkova (Ulrica) was exquisite, her powerful top notes evenly scaled all the way down to awesome chest tones.
Seldom do we hear a mezzo who doesn't once resort to the cheap effect of chest tones.