sprechstimme

noun, often capitalized
sprech·​stim·​me | \ˈshpreḵˌshtimə, -ekˌ-\
plural -s

Definition of sprechstimme 

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

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History and Etymology for sprechstimme

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

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