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He sings with a falsetto voice.
  a male voice that is artificially high — usually while singing
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falsetto falsettos
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  • He sings with a falsetto voice.
  • She does a good imitation of Michael Jackson’s famous falsetto.
  • Grover said in his falsetto voice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • He started laughing in this very high falsetto voice.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Gabe looked at him resentfully and mimicked in a falsetto voice:
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • A boy near Thomas said, in falsetto, "My name is Bear Meat," and without a word Thomas turned on him, picked up a wooden mallet from the nearest bench and flung it.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • GEORGE: (...speaks in a hideously cracked falsetto)
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • He also began to whine in a wheedling falsetto which would have sounded disgusting coming from a Pekinese.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Hey, Carlos," he says in a Dominican-accented falsetto, tapping the turtle with his index finger.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • She sings French folk songs in a screechy falsetto, harbors a weakness for sherry, and regularly falls asleep standing up.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • It was the first time I had heard him speak, and his juvenile voice—a falsetto—seemed appropriate to his vast, jellylike physique.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "But —" falsetto voice, lolled tongue, goofy stare.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Generose turned her attention to the hymns still playing on the television, closed her eyes, and rocked her head back and forth gently, singing along in a hushed falsetto.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "Did Mr. Tierney say when he’d be back?" he asked in a sky falsetto.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "… skies are blue inside of you," sang sixteen tremoloing falsettos, "the weather’s always …" Then a hiccough and silence.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Then he put on an impossibly high falsetto voice and began to read as fast as possible.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Marie could hear him talking and strumming on his guitar while Raoul Marcel sang falsetto.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • " He put his hand on his hip and squealed in a lisping falsetto: "Oh, Mama!
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He felt strangely attracted by the singing and all the noise and uproar in the saloon below…. someone could be heard within dancing frantically, marking time with his heels to the sounds of the guitar and of a thin falsetto voice singing a jaunty air.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • And as he worked he fired off questions; his chirpy falsetto echoing shrilly among the rocks.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Ranchero music with its falsetto cries almost like an agony played out of a cheap radio somewhere in the nameless night.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Comme ca," Poirot sang in an abominable falsetto voice: "Some of the time I love a brunette, Some of the time I love a blonde (who comes from Eden by way of Sweden).
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • A man’s voice suddenly began singing in a sugary falsetto, accompanying himself on the guitar: With invincible force I am bound to my dear.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • After midnight the voice of a clock seems to lose in breadth as much as in length, and to diminish its sonorousness to a thin falsetto.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Stephen rose from his seat, and sauntered to the piano, humming in falsetto, "Graceful Consort," as he turned over the volume of "The Creation," which stood open on the desk.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Men and women were screaming, their voices rising through falsetto as the air rushed out of the ward.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • ’You must be Harold!’ exclaimed the loud falsetto voice as a tall figure, heavily made up under a soft, wide-brimmed hat and dressed in a grey pleated skirt slapped his shoulder.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …in the outpouring of the spire that her gaze seemed to leap upwards with it; her lips at the same time curving in a friendly smile for the worn old stones of which the setting sun now illumined no more than the topmost pinnacles, which, at the point where they entered that zone of sunlight and were softened and sweetened by it, seemed to have mounted suddenly far higher, to have become truly remote, like a song whose singer breaks into falsetto, an octave above the accompanying air.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He had an unpleasant, high-pitched voice that now and then rose to a tinny falsetto.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • If he started in too high a key, then he would sing falsetto, and he found that lovely, too.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • ’ I mimicked her high voice with my low one and the result was a strange cracking falsetto.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • " ’Going to cut cane, Mr. Mike,’ " he mimicked in a falsetto.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • Then they heard plaintive falsettos from the loudspeakers on the courthouse lawn and they walked down to the cars in the easy heat.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The bearded man began to sing with the drunk, falsetto, waving his arms and shuffling around obscenely in his stocking feet in the cell.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He didn’t strike the piano keys for pitch-he simply opened his mouth and gave falsetto howls-in A, D and so on-they tuned by him.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • When it was over, and Mugridge was back in the galley, he became greasily radiant, and went about his work, humming coster songs in a nerve-racking and discordant falsetto.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Jay’s golden voice neared its triumph, breaking with delicate restraint, on the last note, into a high sweet falsetto which he maintained for more than twenty seconds.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • When he turned into an alehouse girl or a virgin princess, he used a high falsetto voice that reduced them all to tears of helpless laughter, and his eunuchs were always eerily accurate caricatures of Ser Alliser.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • It’s that time of year again," someone called out in a falsetto voice from behind me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • She walked on, and a falsetto followed her—"Oh, Aron, I do love you so.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • "My sons," the Duke of Egypt was saying to his audience, in a falsetto voice, "sorceresses in France go to the witches’ sabbath without broomsticks, or grease, or steed, merely by means of some magic words.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • What’s this?" in a high falsetto.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He immediately puts on an entrance act, places a hand affectedly on his chest, throws back his head, and sings in a falsetto tenor) "It’s always fair weather, when good fellows get together!
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Effortlessly, by softening and thinning his voice, rather than by raising it to a falsetto, he gave what was to Franny a familiar and always realistic imitation of their mother passing along a few cautionary words: "We say many things in heat, young lady, that we don’t really mean and are very sorry for the next day.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • That counts two for me," the cracked old falsetto shrilled out.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • ) A FALSETTO VOICE: Make place, brutes!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • He called out in falsetto, "Not quite, dearest! A few more days!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • After a moment’s silence the guitar tinkled again, and he sang again in the same falsetto: Whatever you may say, I shall go far away.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • "You done knocked up mah precious baby again!" he boohooed in female plaint, his voice a heavenly facsimile—down to the perfect shading of falsetto—of that of some weak-witted and godforsaken wife and victim, blighted by wedlock, history and retrograde genes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Hahahaha," said Helen, laughing in an ironic falsetto, and prodding him, "you wouldn’t mind having her yourself, would you?"
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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