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sprechgesang

[German shprekh-guh-zahng] /German ˈʃprɛx gəˌzɑŋ/
noun
1.
a vocal style intermediate between speech and singing but without exact pitch intonation.
Origin
< German, equivalent to sprech(en) to speak + Gesang song
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sprechgesang

/German ˈʃprɛçɡəzaŋ/
noun
1.
(music) a type of vocalization between singing and recitation in which the voice sings the beginning of each note and then falls rapidly from the notated pitch. It was originated by Arnold Schoenberg, who used it in Pierrot Lunaire (1912)
Word Origin
C20: from German, literally: speaking-song
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