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adjective as in squeaky

noun as in soprano

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noun as in tenor

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One section that gets the blood pumping more than any other is the second half of the chorus, in which the low-toned voices of rappers singing “baby hold on” are woven together with vocalists’ light falsettos in a dynamic contrast of vocal timbres.

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You might laugh at first at his ridiculous falsetto, and then you might blast the song 20 times in a row due to its relentless exuberance.

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While many of IU’s tracks are sung in a weightier fashion, her singing here is airy and delicate —whether in the soft falsetto or the whispery ooh’s that fill the post-chorus.

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He made his first digital splashes back in 2011 as a mystery man, refusing to assign a name or face to his voice — a floating, yearning falsetto that sounded like it was trying to escape the loneliness of living inside the body that had produced it.

Fans of Earth, Wind & Fire need only hear a few notes of Philip Bailey’s iconic falsetto before they start to swoon, sway and sing along.

They wrote big songs with big falsetto choruses designed for big sing-alongs in big stadiums.

And he starts to sing it, filling the room with his sweet, fragile tenor, shifting to a falsetto that cuts straight to the heart.

Unlike his falsetto and his "cool dad" penchant for fedoras, this rumored affair is just so not cute.

His three-octave falsetto was also used to good advantage in Mars Attacks!

That high falsetto is frighteningly convincing, which raises the question: could a man really have pulled it off?

"Well, if it ain't ole Turkeyneck in person," he called in a high falsetto voice, as the two entered.

At last his companion had got into the habit of looking up at him whenever he cried in a falsetto voice, "Mignonne."

The trolley-wire, lifting a whole city home to supper, is a giant with a falsetto voice.

After the squalling falsetto had implored for a long time, the assailant at last gave over the exercise.

The employment of the Falsetto at any time, either in speaking or reading, is of doubtful taste.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to falsetto, such as: strident, stridulate, and stridulous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.