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  1. vocal cords(Noun)

    Two folds of tissue located in the larynx that vibrate when air passes over them, producing the sound waves associated with talking and singing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vocal Cords

    A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocal cords in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocal cords in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kazuo Shimizu:

    This technology can estimate people's mental condition by capturing the vibration of the vocal cords.

  2. Sam Smith:

    I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour, i have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal chords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. This kills me.

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