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  • "But —" falsetto voice, lolled tongue, goofy stare.†   (source)
  • What's this?" in a high falsetto.†   (source)
  • Men and women were screaming, their voices rising through falsetto as the air rushed out of the ward.†   (source)
  • ' I mimicked her high voice with my low one and the result was a strange cracking falsetto.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hey, Carlos," he says in a Dominican-accented falsetto, tapping the turtle with his index finger.†   (source)
  • Ranchero music with its falsetto cries almost like an agony played out of a cheap radio somewhere in the nameless night.†   (source)
  • " 'Going to cut cane, Mr. Mike,' " he mimicked in a falsetto.†   (source)
  • It's that time of year again," someone called out in a falsetto voice from behind me.†   (source)
  • Then they heard plaintive falsettos from the loudspeakers on the courthouse lawn and they walked down to the cars in the easy heat.†   (source)
  • That counts two for me," the cracked old falsetto shrilled out.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • She walked on, and a falsetto followed her—"Oh, Aron, I do love you so.†   (source)
  • He also began to whine in a wheedling falsetto which would have sounded disgusting coming from a Pekinese.†   (source)
  • It was the first time I had heard him speak, and his juvenile voice—a falsetto—seemed appropriate to his vast, jellylike physique.†   (source)
  • And as he worked he fired off questions; his chirpy falsetto echoing shrilly among the rocks.†   (source)
  • The bearded man began to sing with the drunk, falsetto, waving his arms and shuffling around obscenely in his stocking feet in the cell.†   (source)
  • He had an unpleasant, high-pitched voice that now and then rose to a tinny falsetto.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Grover said in his falsetto voice.   (source)
    falsetto = a male using a voice with artificially high tones
  • He called out in falsetto, "Not quite, dearest!†   (source)
  • Then he did the shrillest sort of falsetto.†   (source)
  • When the Rev. Mr. Merrill spoke, he spoke not with his own voice—he spoke in the exact falsetto, the "permanent scream," of Owen Meany.†   (source)
  • From the hay in the dark came the cracked falsetto, the ruined voice of an unlikely prompter—but who else would know, by heart, the lines that Harold Crosby had forgotten?†   (source)
  • "THEY'RE UNNATURAL," he said; but what, I thought, could be more UNNATURAL than the squeaky falsetto of The Granite Mouse or his commanding presence, which was so out of proportion to his diminutive size?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When Louis became agitated he used a staccato patter, a kind of hyperdrawl with elements of falsetto pique that he strung throughout at a master pitch.†   (source)
  • The sleeping bag had stretch straps that made it possible for you to roll over on your side, if that was your preference, and when Little Richard started bending notes in his primal falsetto, Matty thought he was in bed in the Bronx, a fifteen-year-old capable of trading his brother's old fielder's glove for three or four raunchy rock-and-roll singles, which he played when his mother was out.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • Then he put on an impossibly high falsetto voice and began to read as fast as possible.†   (source)
  • "...skies are blue inside of you," sang sixteen tremoloing falsettos, "the weather's always ..."†   (source)
  • " He put his hand on his hip and squealed in a lisping falsetto: "Oh, Mama!†   (source)
  • —His laughter soared to a crazy falsetto.†   (source)
  • Helen laughed her ironical husky falsetto   (source)
  • John Dorsey looked up, adding uncertainly his absent falsetto mirth.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • "Hahahaha," said Helen, laughing in an ironic falsetto, and prodding him, "you wouldn't mind having her yourself, would you?"†   (source)
  • If he started in too high a key, then he would sing falsetto, and he found that lovely, too.†   (source)
  • "Did Mr. Tierney say when he'd be back?" he asked in a sky falsetto.†   (source)
  • Marie could hear him talking and strumming on his guitar while Raoul Marcel sang falsetto.†   (source)
  • A FALSETTO VOICE: Make place, brutes!†   (source)
  • And when she gazed on it, when her eyes followed the gentle tension, the fervent inclination of its stony slopes which drew together as they rose, like hands joined in prayer, she would absorb herself so utterly 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then, just as singers who have reached the highest note in their compass, proceed to hum the rest of the air in falsetto, he had to be satisfied with murmuring, smiling the while, as if, after all, there had been something irresistibly amusing in the sheer beauty of the painting: "It smells all right; it makes your head go round; it catches your breath; you feel ticklish all over—and not the faintest clue to how it's done.†   (source)
  • The audience almost died laughing at his parlando falsetto, at the contrast between this bear of a voice and his talent for tongue twisters.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She looked playful reproach at Stephen, who was sauntering up and down, and was just singing in pianissimo falsetto,— "The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine."†   (source)
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