- the larynx.
Origin of voice box
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for voice box
The air passing through the voice-box strikes against the vocal cords, the tension of which can be varied by the muscles.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
I will now pass on to the consideration of the voice-box, or larynx, containing the reed portion of the vocal instrument.
Outstanding differences are the normal fore legs, the development of a voice-box in the male, and an ovipositor in the female.Garden Pests in New Zealand
Two little white bands are stretched across the inside of the voice-box.
If we eat or drink too fast the voice-box will not have time to close its little door and prevent our being choked.
- another word for the larynx Related adjective: laryngeal
- Also called: talkbox an electronic guitar attachment with a tube into the player's mouth to modulate the sound vocally
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- See larynx.
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