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falsetto

noun fal·set·to \ fȯl-ˈse-(ˌ)tō \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of falsetto

plural falsettos
1 : an artificially high voice; especially : an artificially produced singing voice that overlaps and extends above the range of the full voice especially of a tenor
2 : a singer who uses falsetto

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Origin and Etymology of falsetto

Italian, from diminutive of falso false, from Latin falsus


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falsetto

adverb

Definition of falsetto

: in falsetto

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First Known Use of falsetto

1940

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FALSETTO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of falsetto for English Language Learners

  • : a very high voice used by a man (such as a male singer)



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