chest voice

chest register


a voice of the lowest speaking or singing registerCompare head voice

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Examples from the Web for chest voice

Historical Examples of chest voice

  • The use of the thick or chest-voice in class-singing is dangerous.

  • The chest-voice of the woman, which she uses in singing her lower register, is normally very beautiful in its quality.

  • The chest-voice of the child is an abnormal product of a weak, growing, undeveloped organ.

  • The chest-voice is the expression of the sensitive or vital life, and is the interpreter of all physical emotions.

  • The head and medium voices proceed more from the mouth, while the chest-voice has its vibrating point in the larynx.