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Definitiona male voice that is artificially high — usually while singing
More rarely, falsetto may refer to the person using such a voice.
- He sings with a falsetto voice.
falsetto = a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
- She does a good imitation of Michael Jackson's famous falsetto.
- Gabe looked at him resentfully and mimicked in a falsetto voice:Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
- GEORGE: (...speaks in a hideously cracked falsetto)Edward Albee -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- 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
- 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
- What's this?" in a high falsetto.Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
- " He put his hand on his hip and squealed in a lisping falsetto: "Oh, Mama!Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- That counts two for me," the cracked old falsetto shrilled out.Grace MacGowan Cooke -- The Power and the Glory
- ' I mimicked her high voice with my low one and the result was a strange cracking falsetto.Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl -- Beautiful Creatures
- She walked on, and a falsetto followed her—"Oh, Aron, I do love you so.John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
- Marie could hear him talking and strumming on his guitar while Raoul Marcel sang falsetto.Willa Cather -- O Pioneers!
- 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
- He also began to whine in a wheedling falsetto which would have sounded disgusting coming from a Pekinese.Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
- "Did Mr. Tierney say when he'd be back?" he asked in a sky falsetto.James Joyce -- Dubliners
- 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
- "But —" falsetto voice, lolled tongue, goofy stare.Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
- "... skies are blue inside of you," sang sixteen tremoloing falsettos, "the weather's always ..."Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
- Hey, Carlos," he says in a Dominican-accented falsetto, tapping the turtle with his index finger.Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
falsetto = a male voice that is artificially high — usually while singing
falsetto = a male voice that is artificially high
falsetto = a male using a voice with artificially high tones
falsetto = a male singing voice with artificially high tones (in an upper register)
falsetto = a male voice with artificially high tones