Chest voice (Fr. voix de poitrine; Ger. Bruststimme; It. voce di petto)
- J.B. Steane
A term that is used in two connections (leaving aside the anatomical conditions under which the chest voice functions): the lower part of the female vocal range and the upper part of the male. In both instances it applies to a certain type of voice production and its resulting sound, which is quite distinct from that of the head voice (...