from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tone of the voice which arouses sympathetic vibration in the chest or thorax. Also called chest-tone. See head-voice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun phonology a kind of voice of a medium or low pitch and of a sonorous quality ascribed to resonance in the chest, or thorax; voice of the thick register. It is produced by vibration of the vocal cords through their entire width and thickness, and with convex surfaces presented to each other.

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  • noun the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing


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