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vocal fry

[voh-kuh l frahy] /ˈvoʊ kəl ˈfraɪ/
noun
1.
a voice quality characterized by a low pitch and raspy sound and produced by a slow fluttering of the vocal cords:
There's too much vocal fry in her speaking voice.
Also called creaky voice, glottal fry.
Origin of vocal fry
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; vocal + fry1
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