head tone

noun

Definition of head tone

: a vocal tone produced in the head register

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First Known Use of head tone

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head tone was in 1829

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“Head tone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20tone. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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