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British Dictionary definitions for head voice

head voice

head register

  1. the high register of the human voice, in which the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
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Historical Examples

  • "I have not studied the evidence for Cardinal Newman," remarked Laurie in a head-voice.

    The Necromancers

    Robert Hugh Benson

  • The head-voice is produced by lowering the larynx, and at the same time raising the uvula.

  • Thus the deep voice may produce sounds in the head-voice, as well as in the medium and chest voices.

  • The head-voice interprets everything pertaining to scientific or mental phenomena.

  • The head-voice or the medium voice is preferable, it being more noble and more ample, and not fatiguing.