falsetto

Part of speech: noun

The artificial tones of the voice, higher than the natural voice.

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Usage examples "falsetto":

  1. She said," he went on, screwing up his nose and speaking in a falsetto to express the intensity of his scorn-" she said she was afraid of the ghost." - "Cecilia de Noël", Lanoe Falconer.
  2. Above the volume of sound old Adam's quavering falsetto could be heard piping on like a cracked and discordant flute. - "The Miller Of Old Church", Ellen Glasgow.
  3. The president got upon his feet, and his shrill falsetto cut the air like a knife. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.