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Definition a 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
  • falsetto = a male voice that is artificially high — usually while singing
  • GEORGE: (...speaks in a hideously cracked falsetto)
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • falsetto = a male voice that is artificially high
  • Grover said in his falsetto voice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • falsetto = a male using a voice with artificially high tones
  • He started laughing in this very high falsetto voice.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • falsetto = a male singing voice with artificially high tones (in an upper register)
  • 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
  • falsetto = a male voice with artificially high tones
  • 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

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