the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.
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- glot·tid·e·an [glo-tid-ee-uhn, glaw-], /glɒˈtɪd i ən, glɔ-/, adjective
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How to use glottis in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for glottis
the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the two true vocal cords and the opening between them
- glottidean (ɡlɒˈtɪdɪən), adjective
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Scientific definitions for glottis
The part of the larynx that contains the vocal cords and the space between them.
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