Meaning of falsetto

fal•set•to

Pronunciation: (fôl-set'ō), [key]
— n., pl. adj., adv. -tos,
—n.
  1. an unnaturally or artificially high-pitched voice or register, esp. in a man.
  2. a person, esp. a man, who sings with such a voice.
—adj.
  1. of, noting, or having the quality and compass of such a voice.
—adv.
  1. in a falsetto.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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