Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sprechstimme.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German : sprechen, to speak; see sprechstimme + Gesang, song (from Middle High German gisanc, from Old High German gisang, from singan, to sing).

Examples

  • From chilling Vincent Price sprechgesang to hideous prosthetics

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • For once, adequate nuance is audible in Irons 'rapping - there's a little growl in "interga - lac-tic" - and the same goes for Harris-White's vocal contribution, which ping-pongs between icy sprechgesang and heathery singing.

    The Seattle Times

  • More light hookage and sprechgesang-style singing a la Tricky would make this act pretty formidable.

    Glide Magazine - Music :: Culture :: Life

  • Disgusting things you'd never anticipate? sprechgesang those immortal words in 1980, he was referring to a party out of bounds.

    Clips Nation

  • Giovanna Cacciola's voice sounds like a mix of Björk, PJ Harvey, and Lydia Lunch, her style somewhere between sprechgesang and shouting.

    DOA

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