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yodel (Ger.: Jodel). 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Jane BellinghamJane Bellingham

A type of singing characterized by frequent alternation between low and high (including falsetto) registers, using vowel sounds rather than words. It is associated particularly with the Alpine areas of Austria and Switzerland, where solo and ensemble compositions are performed by virtuosos. Yodelling is also used in some African musical traditions and by some American ... ...

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