falsetto falsetto  /fɔl ˈsɛ ˌtoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
  2. (adj) artificially high; above the normal voice range

Usage(s):

  1. in credible RB falsetto over power guitar chords.
  2. Jeffries sang out falsetto imitations of various Jews and other whites, manic little strokes of mockery and emasculation.
  3. Tucker, the falsetto funnyman whose career was launched with sharp supporting roles in Money Talks and Friday, had made no non-Rush Hour films, none, in a decade.

News

  1. Staff Pick: Night Beds’ falsetto folk is derivative but gorgeous

    We’ve reached the point when Fleet Foxes is a primary influence. Winston Yellen, the wistful whimper behind Night Beds, clearly spent a lot of time since basking in Robin Peckinold’s warm, woodsy glow. He probably nabbed those Bon Iver records too, as long as we’re talking about rustic cabin falsetto folk-rock bands that broke out in 2008 and graduated to headliner status in 2011.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Columbus Alive

  2. Legendary country singer Slim Whitman dead at 90

    By Patricia Reaney and Tim Ghianni NEW YORK/NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Legendary country singer and songwriter Slim Whitman, known for his smooth falsetto and high-pitched yodeling talent, died in Florida on Wednesday at the age of 90, his son-in-law said. Roy Beagle, who is married to Whitman's daughter Sharon, said the singer-songwriter who was born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. was admitted to hospital ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Singer, yodeler Slim Whitman dies at 90

    Country singer Slim Whitman, known for his yodeling skills and falsetto voice, died Wednesday of heart failure at age 90, his family said.Recent generations may know Whitman best from the musical hits collections he sold on television in the 1980s and the numerous jokes "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson made at his expense. But he was a star long before that on two continents. His 1955 hit "Rose ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "People perceive us (being) shrewder than we actually are," said Knight. "We didn't think too deeply about the music. It was more feel than anything else. If something needs a rap here, we put it in; if it needs a falsetto there, we put it...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Jonathan Knight Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann noted that "her signature falsetto voice and tremendous repertoire captivated audiences everywhere."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Mufi Hannemann Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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