Definition of Chest voice

1. Noun. The lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing.

Exact synonyms: Chest Register, Chest Tone
Generic synonyms: Register

Definition of Chest voice

1. Noun. (phonology) a kind of voice of a medium or low pitch and of a sonorous quality ascribed to resonance in the chest, or thorax; voice of the thick register. It is produced by vibration of the vocal cords through their entire width and thickness, and with convex surfaces presented to each other. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chest Voice

chest pain
chest physician
chest press
chest presses
chest protector
chest radiology
chest register
chest rub
chest rubs
chest tightness
chest tone
chest tube thoracostomy
chest tubes
chest voice (current term)
chest wall
chest wall pain

Literary usage of Chest voice

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"D. VOCE DI PETTO, chest voice (Ger. Brust- stimme); VOCE DI TESTA, Head voice (Kopf- ... Open chest voice, there is every reason to believe, ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by John Gray McKendrick (1889)
"open, but in place of being almost a narrow slit as in chest voice, it is wide open so as to ... chest voice, high tone. Description as in Fig. 441. (Mandl. ..."

3. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"Its quality is different from that of the chest-voice, and the transition from ... The falsetto never has the power and resonance of the full chest-voice. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"Open chest voice, there is every reason to believe, is in great part produced by the drawing down of the larynx by means of the sterno-thyroid muscles, ..."

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