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Vocal cords


  • A View of the Vocal Cords
    A View of the Vocal Cords
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vocal cords (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, and the Note under Voice n., 1.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords


In literature:

Have you forgotten the lovely opera singer I sent you to have that growth taken off her vocal cords?
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by George Bernard Shaw
So weak were my vocal cords from lack of use that every few minutes I must either rest or whisper.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
It was given to you by nature; you cannot change your vocal cords.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The difference between a soprano and an alto voice is merely one of length and tension of the vocal cords.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
These people are very similar to Earth-type monkeys in structure, with heart and lungs and vocal cords and all.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
We cannot even feel the vocal cords.
"How to Sing" by Lilli Lehmann
The vocal cords have become larger, and can no longer produce such high tones.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
For each vocal cord one fixed point, and only one, is required.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
In later years he never forgot that Facts are non-essential if the Vocal Cords are in tune.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Corresponding to the two stretched pieces of rubber are the vocal cords, L and R, shown in cross section in Fig.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
He opened his mouth to scream, but his vocal cords were frozen.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
His vocal cords hurt him.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The ape's vocal cords, which now were Bentley's, were incapable of speech.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
Janice suddenly realized that hearing had much to do with the use of the vocal cords.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Much of this depends upon administering exactly the right amount of breath to the vocal cords at the moment of singing.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
Each one tries to outdo the other, and the tender vocal cords are strained and tired.
"Stars of the Opera" by Mabel Wagnalls
They are most commonly found in the posterior wall of the larynx, and may involve the vocal cords.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In men the vocal cords are about 18 mm.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
I wish she would lend me her vocal cords for a week.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
The sounds of insects are not made by vocal cords in the throat.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Adele's surgery on her vocal cord s is complete, and it was a success.
Scientists working at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord .
Grammy-winning singer Adele has canceled a series of US tour dates due to a vocal-cord hemorrhage.
Adele to Have Vocal Cord Surgery, Cancels 2011 Tour Dates.
Paul Stanley of Kiss Has Vocal Cord Surgery.
Adele Undergoes Vocal Cord Surgery in Boston.
Hayley Williams' Vocal Cords Are Feeling Misery Right Now.
After all, it had only been four months since she underwent vocal cord surgery.
Vocal cord surgeon has patients singing his praises.
Papa Roach is returning to the stage after a 2-month hiatus due to Jacoby Shaddix's surgery on his vocal cords.
The device designed for people who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction will contribute to manufacturing voice prostheses with improved affective features.
Papa Roach is returning to the stage after a 2-month hiatus due to Jacoby Shaddix's surgery on his vocal cords.
Keith Urban breaks his post-vocal cord surgery silence by saying it was a strange recovery, one spent in total silence.
Her vocal cords aren't going to get in the way,' says doctor.
Bjork Reveals Recent Successful Vocal Cord Surgery.

In science:

Underlying all is the fact that man possesses in his vocal cords a means of producing song, in his body an instrument for rhythm, and in his mind the capacity to imagine and perceive musical sounds.
Music in Terms of Science
The human voice is an instrument in its own right. A singer generates sounds when airflow from the ungs sets the vocal cords (or folds) into vibration.
Music in Terms of Science
The fundamental frequency here (i.e., the pitch) is controlled by the length and tension of the vocal cords and the tone color by the formation of the vocal tract.
Music in Terms of Science