Root Word of the Day: FALSETTO

falsetto (noun) – an artificially high voice; a male singing voice in an upper register beyond the normal range
BREAKDOWN: FAL- (deceive) + -ETTO (small)


This word is built on the root FAL-, which means to fail or to deceive.
Common FAL- words include fault, fail, failure, false, and falsehood.
More esoteric FAL- words include fallibility.

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