Dictionary.com

glottis

[ glot-is ]
/ ˈglɒt ɪs /
Save This Word!

noun, plural glot·tis·es, glot·ti·des [glot-i-deez]. /ˈglɒt ɪˌdiz/. Anatomy.
the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.

COMPARE COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS

These are smilar words, and share related meanings, but their uses are very different. Click on the buttons to learn more about these commonly confused words.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of glottis

1570–80; <New Latin <Greek (Attic ) glōttís, derivative of glôtta tongue (Ionic glôssa;see gloss2)

OTHER WORDS FROM glottis

glot·tid·e·an [glo-tid-ee-uhn, glaw-], /glɒˈtɪd i ən, glɔ-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use glottis in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for glottis

glottis
/ (ˈɡlɒtɪs) /

noun plural -tises or -tides (-tɪˌdiːz)
the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the two true vocal cords and the opening between them

Derived forms of glottis

glottidean (ɡlɒˈtɪdɪən), adjective

Word Origin for glottis

C16: from New Latin, from Greek glōttis, from glōtta, Attic form of Ionic glōssa tongue; see gloss ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for glottis

glottis
[ glŏtĭs ]

n. pl. glot•tis•es
The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords and the rima glottidis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for glottis

glottis
[ glŏtĭs ]

Plural glottises glottides (glŏtĭ-dēz′)
The part of the larynx that contains the vocal cords and the space between them.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK