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sprechstimme

[German shprekh-shtim-uh]
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noun
  1. sprechgesang.

Origin of sprechstimme

< German, equivalent to sprech(en) to speak + Stimme voice
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British Dictionary definitions for sprechstimme

sprechstimme

noun
  1. music a vocal part employing sprechgesang

Word Origin

C20: from German: speaking voice
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