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fal·set·to

(fawl-set'tō),
Descriptive of phonation at an unnaturally high frequency.
[It., fr. falso, false, + -etto, dim. suffix]

fal·set·to

(fawl-set'tō)
High-pitched voice produced by vibration of the anterior third of the vocal folds while the posterior folds are tightly adducted.
See also: voice
[It., fr. falso, false, + -etto, dim. suffix]
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