from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In singing, a tone so produced as to bring the cavities of the nose and head into sympathetic vibration, thus giving an impression of being made there.
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Represents what the author has frequently seen, by the use of the laryngoscope, when a soprano is producing a very high head-tone, say C, D, or E in alt.
Consequently, there is, compared to the entire substance of the vocal bands, a larger portion proportionately set in vibration than for the production of the head-tone in woman’s voice.