head voice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n head voice the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Head voice (Phon) a kind of voice of high pitch and of a thin quality ascribed to resonance in the head; voice of the thin register; falsetto. In producing it, the vibration of the cords is limited to their thin edges in the upper part, which are then presented to each other.
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Usage

In literature:

A lovely head came after the voice.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
His head was slightly bent, in deference to her dissenting voice, and his words wavered, but his will did not.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
Then the head auctioneer lifts up his voice, and prays, with downcast eyes and outspread hands.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
They put their heads together and lowered their voices.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I knew him before I looked; and as I had recognized his voice, so now I recognized his narrow, foxy head, and sloping shoulders.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
The next thing he said, in his gentle, unsurprised voice, was to the bare-headed figure that smiled up at him from the road.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
At the sound of the loved voice the beautiful animal turned his head, with a whinny of delight.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
When she heard us coming she threw up her head; and at the call of his voice she came up to him.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Billy Porter declaimed in a loud voice from the head of the procession.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Presently his voice grew very low, and then their heads got dangerously close together.
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
At last, bending down her head, with a strong voice calling on the name of Jesus, she gave up the ghost.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
I now heard a trampling over my head, and somebody calling through the hole with a loud voice in the English tongue.
"Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
It was a hand, an arm, a head, a wet monster of the deep, shrieking in a voice not human.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Had he loved her, remorse never would have lifted its head or raised its voice.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The head tone is the voice of ordinary conversation and should form the basis of the public-speaking style.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
Their voices murmured on in a pleasing flow; his head sunk lower on the pillow, and his breathing was a little louder.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
With the head of a lion, and a strong voice, he was equal as an orator to Berryer, and the superior of M. Thiers.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
The Voices above my head sank into busy murmurs.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Lightfoot lifted his beautiful head and set his ears forward to catch the sound of Sammy's voice in the distance.
"The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
He played "Annie Laurie," and a woman's voice, her head a black outline against the west, sang the words.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
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In poetry:

High o'er the sinner's humbled head
At length the solemn silence broke;
And, from a cloud of swarthy red,
The awful voice of thunder spoke.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
With those who summon—trusting it to lead
Their feet to walk Christ's way—
The voice of him on whose bowed head, I call
The grace of God to-day.
"Hymn" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
But now, his head upon my knee,
He tried in various ways to show
That, though my face he could not see,
He knew the voice of long ago.
Yes, now it was quite plain
That I had come again.
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
We leaped to lift his drooping head,
The sergeant clasped him to his breast;
"I bore the flag," the low voice said,
"And God bore me, now let me rest,"
And so we laid him with the dead.
"An Incident Of War" by Maurice Thompson
I knew that man and when I could,
when he still had eyes in his head,
when he still had a voice in his mouth
I searched for him among tombs, and I said
grasping his arm that was not yet dust:
"The People" by Pablo Neruda
"I will arise"—Lord Jesus said.
Hearken, amid the morning dew,
Mary, a voice that calleth you,—
Then Mary turned her golden head,
And lo! all shining at her side
Her Master they had crucified.
"An Easter Hymn" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

When we can't make up our minds, it's because of our minds, or what I call "the voice in your head".
While in London promoting her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the first lady of YMCMB has said in an interview that she left Twitter because a voice in her head told her to.
Taylor wants to like herself, but she can't turn off the voice inside her head that tells her she's not good enough and that the way she looks isn't perfect.
His voice has been heard on episodes of Beavis and Butt-head and Faith Salie's last public radio show, Fair Game.
The vagrant charged with killing a Queens father said he heard voices in his head just moments before the horrific crime.
The resolution was adopted Monday on a voice vote and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
NAGS HEAD, NC — In August 2011, when Hurricane Irene menaced the Eastern seaboard, The Outer Banks Voice was less than a year old.
Join the Voice of the Grizzlies Mick Holien and head football coach Mick Delaney every Tuesday at 6 pm for the weekly coach's show at Paradise Falls.
How to Separate the Voice in Your Head from the Real You.
The Hornets were having talks with PJ in recent weeks and head coach Byron Scott had personally voiced his desire to acquire to bolster the teams bench.
Echoing a line from Pink's song "Perfect," Caitlin Ryan wants to "change the voices in the heads" of LGBT adolescents—she wants them to like themselves and she wants their families to like them, too.
The intrusive voices popped into William "Bill" Garrett's head.
Ron Batzdorff Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton in "Stone," a tale of redemption in which a meth-head arsonist suddenly hears the voice of the divine.
Well, what does the little voice in your head tell you.
Kristen Mullen / The Citizens' Voice Dallas' Regan Rome gets a hug from head coach Matt Samuel after finishing third at the PIAA Class AA cross country championships on Saturday in Hershey.
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In science:

This paper introduces a new prototype system for controlling a PC by head movements and also with voice commands. Our system is a multimodal interface concerned with controlling the computer. The selected modes of interaction are speech and gestures.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
Our system has been developed to provide computer access for people with severe disabilities. This system tracks the computer user’s Head movemen ts with a video camera and translates them into the movements of the mouse pointer on the screen and the voice as button presses.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
For example, phonation only comes into perspective when connected with respiration; the articulators affect resonance (e.g., chest voice or head voice); the resonators affect the vocal folds; the vocal folds affect breath control; and so forth.
Music in Terms of Science
The existing voice and leaky feeder radio communications system from the Yates headend equipment to the existing Ross head frame will be utilized.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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