Sprechstimme

['ʃprɛxˌʃtɪmə]
noun Music another term for Sprechgesang.
↘the kind of voice used in Sprechgesang.
Origin
Ger., lit. 'speech voice'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sprechstimme — [shpreH′shtim΄ə] n. [Ger, lit., speaking voice] a form of vocal expression partly like speech and partly like song: also Sprechgesang [shpreH′gə zäŋ΄] …   English World dictionary

  • sprechstimme — Ger. /shprddekh shtim euh/, n. sprechgesang. [ < G, equiv. to sprech(en) to SPEAK + Stimme voice] * * * ▪ music       (German: “speech voice”), in music, a cross between speaking and singing in which the tone quality of speech is heightened and… …   Universalium

  • sprechstimme —    (SPREKH stim meh) [German] A vocal style halfway between speech and singing; rhythmic recitation on higher or lower pitches with no attempt to reproduce all the notes of a melody. Also called sprechgesang.    a choir that has mastered both… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Sprechstimme — noun A dramatic vocal style midway between speaking and singing. Syn: Sprechgesang …   Wiktionary

  • Sprechstimme — Sprẹch|stim|me, die: menschliche Stimme beim Sprechen: eine hohe, dunkle, kräftige S. haben. * * * Sprẹch|stim|me, die: menschliche Stimme beim Sprechen: eine hohe, dunkle, laute, kräftige S. haben …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sprechstimme — sprech·stim·me …   English syllables

  • sprechstimme — sprech•stim•me germ. [[t]ˈʃprɛxˌʃtɪm ə[/t]] n. mad sprechgesang • Etymology: 1920–25; < G, =sprech(en) to speak+Stimme voice …   From formal English to slang

  • sprechstimme — /ˈʃprɛkʃtɪmə/ (say shprekshtimuh) noun (in music) a vocal part employing sprechgesang. {German: literally, speech voice} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sprechstimme — noun a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking • Syn: ↑sprechgesang • Hypernyms: ↑voice, ↑vocalization, ↑vocalisation, ↑vocalism, ↑phonation, ↑vox …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sprechgesang — and Sprechstimme (German for spoken song and spoken voice ) are musical terms used to refer to an expressionist vocal technique that falls between singing and speaking. Though sometimes used interchangeably, sprechgesang is a term more directly… …   Wikipedia

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