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false vocal cord


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n false vocal cord either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization
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In literature:

Above them are other folds of mucous membrane called the false vocal cords, which take no part in the production of the voice.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Mr. Lunn feels sure that the true vocal cords are not involved in falsetto, that voice being produced by the false vocal cords.
"The Head Voice and Other Problems" by D. A. Clippinger
This inflation of the ventricles brings their upper margins, formed by the false vocal cords, into contact.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
"The Mechanism of the Human Voice" by Emil Behnke