noun, plural glot·tis·es, glot·ti·des [glot-i-deez]. /ˈglɒt ɪˌdiz/. Anatomy.
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Origin of glottis
OTHER WORDS FROM glottisglot·tid·e·an [glo-tid-ee-uhn, glaw-], /glɒˈtɪd i ən, glɔ-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for glottis
It hangs as a flexible protective lid over the glottis, and food in being swallowed passes over and about it.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
On the lower floor of the mouth can be seen the slitlike glottis leading to the lungs.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
The tone is ushered in by a slight explosive sound, which is nothing but the well-known stroke of the glottis.
As a rule they instruct their pupils to attack every tone, throughout all their practising, with the stroke of the glottis.
The glottis-closing muscles are too weak to oppose their action to the force of a powerful expiration.