Definition of Head register

1. Noun. The higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head.

Exact synonyms: Head Tone, Head Voice
Generic synonyms: Register
Specialized synonyms: Falsetto



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Register

head of phalanx
head of radius
head of rib
head of stapes
head of state
head of steam
head of talus
head of the caudate nucleus
head of ulna
head off
head office
head over heels
head presentation
head process
head protective devices
head register (current term)
head restraint
head rhyme
head rhymes
head roll
head rolls
head rush
head scratcher
head sea
head shop
head shops
head smut
head south
head start
head starts

Literary usage of Head register

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Singing: Based on the Principles of the Old Italian Singing by William Shakespeare (1910)
"THE VOCAL CORDS VIBRATING IN THE head register (ACCORDING то THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED VIEW). note is accompanied by a sensation of sound reflected or ringing ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... the middle and the small or head register. In singing, the voice changes in volume and in quality in passing from one register into another. ..."

3. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"The head-register. In cultivated male voices, a quality is often produced, probably by diminished power of the voice, with some modification in the form and ..."

4. Practical Reflections on the Figurative Art of Singing by Giambattista Mancini (1912)
"THE CHEST REGISTER AND THE head register OR "FALSETTO" I cannot begin this chapter on the voice better, than by quoting the words of the illustrious Gio. ..."

5. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1874)
"She is particularly careful to insist upon the distinction between the falsetto and the head- register, the latter being produced by an entirely different ..."

6. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1894)
"... (5) The head register in the same manner and by the same vibrations, and with a partial closing of the vocal ligaments The head register possesses a ..."

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