falsetto


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fal·set·to

 (fôl-sĕt′ō)
n. pl. fal·set·tos
1. A voice in a register higher than a person's usual register, resulting from a change in the way the vocal cords are vibrated.
2. One who sings or talks in this register.

[Italian, diminutive of falso, false, from Latin falsus; see false.]

fal·set′to adv.

falsetto

(fɔːlˈsɛtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
(Music, other) a form of vocal production used by male singers to extend their range upwards beyond its natural compass by limiting the vibration of the vocal cords
[C18: from Italian, from falso false]

fal•set•to

(fɔlˈsɛt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos,
adj., adv. n.
1. an unnaturally high-pitched voice, esp. in a man.
2. a person, esp. a man, who sings with such a voice.
adj.
3. of, noting, or having the quality and compass of such a voice.
adv.
4. in a falsetto.
[1765–75; < Italian]

falsetto

1. singing above normal range
2. A male voice pushed above the normal range, as in the adult alto, now usually used for a tone lacking the fullness of the counter tenor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.falsetto - a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
head register, head tone, head voice - the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
Adj.1.falsetto - artificially high; above the normal voice range; "a falsetto voice"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

falsetto

noun high voice, high-pitched voice Even though it's high, it's not a falsetto.
Translations
بِصَوْت رأسي
fistule
falset
fejhang
falsettaí falsettu
falcetasfalcetu
falsetāfalsets
falzetfalzetom
çok tiz/ince bir şekildeolağanüstü tiz erkek sesi

falsetto

[fɔːlˈsetəʊ]
A. Nfalsete m
B. ADJ [voice] → con falsete
C. ADV [sing] → con falsete

falsetto

[fɔːlˈsɛtəʊ]
n (= voice) → fausset m
modif [voice] → de fausset

falsetto

n (= voice)Fistelstimme f; (Mus) → Falsett nt; (= person)Falsettist m
adj falsetto voiceFistelstimme f; (Mus) → Falsettstimme f
adv singim Falsett; speakmit einer Fistelstimme

falsetto

[fɔːlˈsɛtəʊ]
1. nfalsetto
2. adjdi falsetto

falsetto

(foːlˈsetou) plural falˈsettos noun
an unnaturally high (singing) voice in men, or a man with such a voice. He was singing in falsetto; He is a falsetto.
adverb
He sings falsetto.
References in classic literature ?
And we recognized, also, that it was that sort of quaint commingling of baritone and falsetto which at home we call "Tyrolese warbling.
There, screaming at them in a cracked falsetto and with skinny arms outstretched, stood a strange apparition of a man.
He met her rounding his bends on grey December dawns to music wild and lamentable as the almost forgotten throb of Dervish drums, when, high above Royal's tenor bell, sharper even than lying Beagle-boy's falsetto break, Farag chanted deathless war against Abu Hussein and all his seed.
I do not, of course, speak of the conceit that displays itself in an elevated nose and a falsetto voice.
My sons," the Duke of Egypt was saying to his audience, in a falsetto voice, "sorceresses in France go to the witches' sabbath without broomsticks, or grease, or steed, merely by means of some magic words.
SINGS FIRST TWO LINES OVER AGAIN, IN A HIGH FALSETTO THIS TIME.
In his falsetto voice he fairly screamed: "It is the slave Turan who stole the woman Tara from your throne room, O-Tar.
Me catch 'm pig sun he go down," spoke up one whose thin falsetto voice Joan recognized as belonging to Cosse, one of Gogoomy's tribesmen.
In addition to these--and they were all on deck, chattering and piping in queer, almost elfish, falsetto voices--were the two white men, Captain Van Horn and his Danish mate, Borckman, making a total of seventy-nine souls.
No," the Ancient Mariner was continuing, in his thin falsetto, in reply to a query.
In the Sentimental Comedy the elements of mirth and romance which are the legitimate bases of comedy were largely subordinated to exaggerated pathos, and in the domestic melodrama the experiences of insignificant persons of the middle class were presented for sympathetic consideration in the same falsetto fashion.
When it was over, and Mugridge was back in the galley, he became greasily radiant, and went about his work, humming coster songs in a nerve- racking and discordant falsetto.