Definition of Sprechstimme in English:

Sprechstimme

Line breaks: Sprech|stimme
Pronunciation: /ˈʃprɛxˌʃtɪmə
 
, ˈʃprɛçˌʃtɪmə/

noun

[mass noun] Music
1 another term for Sprechgesang.
More example sentences
  • The vocal writing ranges between straightforward singing, Sprechstimme, and speech, depending on the dramatic role that the music must play.
  • Carefully wrought dissonances, angular folk tunes, sudden shifts in dynamics, dense layers of spectral drones, slabs of noise, topped off with Dagmar's strange, elastic Sprechstimme; these are the tools of the Bears' trade.
  • He sings mostly in bellows and muffled Sprechstimme.
1.1The kind of voice used in Sprechgesang.

Origin

German, literally 'speech voice'.

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