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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking.

Usage examples (6)
  • The "rude mechanicals" rehearsing their impossibly bad "Pyramus and Thisbe" tragedy have music that makes fun of everything from Schoenberg's "sprechstimme" to...
  • In Alexei Ratmansky's "Pierrot Lunaire," a quartet of Pierrots dance to Arnold Schönberg's 1912 sprechstimme
  • His role was part speaking, part sprechstimme, and part outright arioso and he was perfection in all of them.
  • And the score is a hodgepodge of dreamy ballads, folk and patriotic song parodies and dense bits of sprechstimme, or speak-singing. for more
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