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falsettonoun [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 ​youngboy, he had to ​speak in a high falsetto.

falsettoadjective, adverb

uk   /fɔːlˈset.əʊ/  us   /fɑːlˈset̬.oʊ/
A falsetto ​voice is ​extremely high: The ​leadsinger has a falsetto ​voice. to ​sing falsetto
(Definition of falsetto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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falsettonoun [C/U]

 us   /fɔlˈset̬·oʊ/ (plural falsettos)
(esp. of a man) a ​method of ​singing in a ​voice much ​higher than ​usual
falsetto
adjective, adverb  us   /fɔlˈset̬·oʊ/
He ​sings a ​weird falsetto ​version of "Barbara Ann."
(Definition of falsetto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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