from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To sing so that the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal chest voice and a falsetto.
- transitive v. To sing (a song) by yodeling.
- n. A song or cry that is yodeled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sing (a song) in such a way that the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal chest voice and falsetto.
- n. Such a song.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To sing in a manner common among the Swiss and Tyrolese mountaineers, by suddenly changing from the head voice, or falsetto, to the chest voice, and the contrary; to warble.
- n. A song sung by yodeling, as by the Swiss mountaineers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sing with frequent changes from the ordinary voice to falsetto and back again, after the manner of the mountaineers of Switzerland and Tyrol.
- n. A song or refrain in which there are frequent changes from the ordinary voice to a falsetto. Also sometimes called warble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
- n. a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
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