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chest voice

noun
1.
a voice of the lowest speaking or singing register Compare head voice
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  • On them the whole weight should be flung—then you produce the "chest voice."

  • In a short time he will be surprised at his progress in acquiring a chest voice.

  • And when Susan Fleet said to her in a chest voice, "Do you want to do anything this afternoon?"

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • It is produced with far less effort and tension of the vocal bands than is the chest voice, and is physiologically perfectly safe.

    The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard
  • It is also called the head or throat voice, in contradistinction to the chest voice, which is the natural one.

  • Most teachers favor the "chest voice" for singers of these types throughout the entire compass.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • One question remains—How can a person cultivate a chest voice?

  • This usually takes the form of a description of the sensations experienced by the singer when producing tones in the chest voice.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • Can the tenor who carries his chest voice up to be said to use his voice in the same way as one who begins his head voice at ?

  • This is also true of the expressions "chest voice," "chest resonance," and "chest register."

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor

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