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  1. vocal cordsnoun

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

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  1. Vocal cords

    In humans, vocal cords, also known as vocal folds or voice reeds, are folds of throat tissues that are key in creating sounds through vocalization. The size of vocal cords affects the pitch of voice. Open when breathing and vibrating for speech or singing, the folds are controlled via the recurrent laryngeal branch of the vagus nerve. They are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx. They vibrate, modulating the flow of air being expelled from the lungs during phonation.The 'true vocal cords' are distinguished from the 'false vocal folds', known as vestibular folds or ventricular folds, which sit slightly superior to the more delicate true folds. These have a minimal role in normal phonation, but can produce deep sonorous tones, screams and growls. The length of the vocal fold at birth is approximately six to eight millimeters and grows to its adult length of eight to sixteen millimeters by adolescence. Testosterone, an androgen secreted by the gonads, causes irreversible changes in the cartilages and musculature of the larynx when present in high enough concentrations, such as during an adolescent boy's puberty: The thyroid prominence appears, the vocal folds lengthen and become rounded, and the epithelium thickens with the formation of three distinct layers in the lamina propria.

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.

Entomology

  1. Vocal cords

    specialized organs on the thoracic spiracles of Diptera, by means of which they produce a humming or singing sound.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of vocal cords in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Kazuo Shimizu:

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

  3. Shania Twain:

    Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it.


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