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falsetto

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noun fal·set·to \fȯl-ˈse-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of falsetto

plural

falsettos

  1. 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. 2 :  a singer who uses falsetto

Origin and Etymology of falsetto

Italian, from diminutive of falso false, from Latin falsus


First Known Use: 1721


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falsetto

adverb fal·set·to

Definition of falsetto

  1. :  in falsetto

1940

First Known Use of falsetto

1940


FALSETTO Defined for English Language Learners

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falsetto

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noun fal·set·to \fȯl-ˈse-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of falsetto for English Language Learners

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


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