...also known as the saviour of choral tenors everywhere. While switching to falsetto in a solo is unthinkable, using falsetto for borderline too-high notes in choral music can actually blend better and provide a purer tone than using one's natural voice.

Fal*set"to (?), n.; pl. Falsettos (#). [It. falsetto, dim. fr. L. falsus. See False.]

A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies above his natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto voice. See Head voice, under Voice.

 

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