What does the word falsetto mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Ellen Glasgow
  3. The president got upon his feet, and his shrill falsetto cut the air like a knife. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde