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falsetto

noun [C] uk   /fɔːlˈset.əʊ/  us   /fɑːlˈset̬.oʊ/ (plural falsettos)
a form of singing or speaking by men using an extremely high voice: For his role as a young boy, he had to speak in a high falsetto.

falsetto

adjective, adverb uk   /fɔːlˈset.əʊ/  us   /fɑːlˈset̬.oʊ/
A falsetto voice is extremely high: The lead singer has a falsetto voice. to sing falsetto
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