Phonatory



[foh-ney-shuh n] /foʊˈneɪ ʃən/

noun, Phonetics.
1.
rapid, periodic opening and closing of the glottis through separation and apposition of the vocal cords that, accompanied by breath under lung pressure, constitutes a source of vocal sound.
2.
(not in technical use) voice; vocalization.
Compare (defs 15, 16).

phonation pho·na·tion (fō-nā’shən)
n.
The utterance of sounds through the use of the vocal cords; vocalization.
pho’na·to’ry (fō’nə-tôr’ē) adj.

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