Vocal range  

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This page Vocal range is part of the voice series. Illustration: a close-up of a mouth in the film The Big Swallow (1901)
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This page Vocal range is part of the voice series.
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Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Although the study of vocal range has little practical application in terms of speech, it is a topic of study within linguistics, phonetics, and speech and language pathology, particularly in relation to the study of tonal languages and certain types of vocal disorders. However, the most common application of the phrase "vocal range" is within the context of singing, where it is used as one of the major defining characteristics for classifying singing voices into groups known as voice types.

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