sprechstimme

noun, often capitalized sprech·stim·me \ˈshpreḵˌshtimə, -ekˌ-\

Definition of sprechstimme

plural

-s

  1. :  a vocal passage or performance in which a declamation is delivered with rhythmic inflections

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Origin and Etymology of sprechstimme

German, from sprech- (from sprechen to speak, from Old High German sprehhan) + stimme voice, from Old High German stimma — more at speak, steven


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