Found 2 items, similar to Vocal cords.
English → English
Definition: vocal cord
n : either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting
into the larynx [syn: vocal fold
, vocal band
, plica vocalis
English → English
Definition: Vocal cords
(v[=o]"kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis,
voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice
, and cf. Vowel
1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice;
endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.
To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,
Made vocal by my song. --Milton.
2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody;
vocal prayer. “Vocal worship.”
3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken
with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; --
said of certain articulate sounds.
(a) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone
produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either
by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by
obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as
v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng;
sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice
, and Vowel
also Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 199-202.
(b) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a
or Vocal chords
. n. pl. (Anat.) The two pairs
of mucous membranes that project into the larynx, and
which produce the sounds of speech by vibrating under the
influence of air exhaled from the lungs. See Larynx
the Note under Voice
, n., 1.
[L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring]
(Med.), the perceptible vibration of the chest wall,
produced by the transmission of the sonorous vibrations
during the act of using the voice.
, music made by the voice, in distinction from
; hence, music or tunes set to words,
to be performed by the human voice.
(Anat.), the part of the air passages above the
inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages
through the nose and mouth.