sprechstimme

[ German shprekh-shtim-uh ]
/ German ˈʃprɛxˌʃtɪm ə /

noun

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Origin of sprechstimme

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

sprechstimme
/ (German ˈʃprɛçʃtɪmə) /

noun

music a vocal part employing sprechgesang

Word Origin for sprechstimme

C20: from German: speaking voice
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