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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.
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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falsetto

noun high voice, high-pitched voice Even though it's high, it's not a falsetto.
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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
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falsetto

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

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

[fɔːlˈsɛtəʊ]
1. nfalsetto
2. adjdi falsetto
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Die Fistelstimme (1980; "The Falsetto") consists of a monologue by a professor who is gradually disintegrating in a perverse society.