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Meaning of FALSETTO

Pronunciation:  fol'setow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
  2. [adj]  artificially high; above the normal voice range; "a falsetto voice"

FALSETTO is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: high, high-pitched
 See Also: head register, head tone, head voice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fal*set"to\, n.; pl. {Falsettos}. [It. falsetto, dim.
fr. L. falsus. See {False}.]
A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies
above his natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto
voice. See {Head voice}, under {Voice}.

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