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  • I read once that opera singers go for an effect called squillo (spelling?) which means that they are producing enough overtones for the sound to project.

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  • "I try to let it sound natural and warm, more than drilling too much in the squillo ," he said, referring to the piercing sound singers use to project over an orchestra.

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  • As her remorseful lover, Riccardo, tenor William Davenport took a while to warm up but soon revealed a large, open voice with plenty of "squillo," a trumpet-like resonance that gave it a heroic ring.

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  • Related to English squeal.

    September 29, 2008

  • So, "fammi uno squillo" is much different than "fammi una squillo," eh?

    September 29, 2008

  • Exactly.
    Uno squillo (m.) = a ring
    Una squillo (f.) = a trollop.

    June 28, 2008

  • Squillo is the Italian word for "ring" (as in "telephone ring"). It is also used to indicate a resonant, trumpet-like ringing sound in the voice of opera singers. In current Italian, it is also used a slang term for prostitute. (Wikipedia)

    February 2, 2008