[luh-rin-jee-uh l, lar-uh n-jee-uh l]
- Phonetics. a laryngeal sound.
- Historical Linguistics. one of several hypothetical phonemes assumed to have existed in Proto-Indo-European and to have been lost in most later Indo-European languages after having modified some contiguous consonants and vowels.
Also la·ryn·gal [luh-ring-guh l] /ləˈrɪŋ gəl/.
Origin of laryngeal
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Examples from the Web for laryngeal
In your book The Greatest Show on Earth you describe the laryngeal nerve as something eloquent of terribly bad design.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview
September 23, 2013
The doctrines of registers and laryngeal action are utterly valueless.
There is no mention of breathing, or tone reflection, or laryngeal action.
My written conclusions were verified with the laryngeal mirror.The Voice
Frank E. Miller
The laryngeal medicator of Dr. Yankauer, made by Tiemann, is also employed.
Often in males there is some laryngeal change lower than this.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking
- of or relating to the larynx
- phonetics articulated at the larynx; glottal
C18: from New Latin laryngeus of the larynx
Word Origin and History for laryngeal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, affecting, or near the larynx.
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- The upper part of the trachea in most vertebrate animals, containing the vocal cords. The walls of the larynx are made of cartilage. Sound is produced by air passing through the larynx on the way to the lungs, causing the walls of the larynx to vibrate. The pitch of the sound that is produced can be altered by the pull of muscles, which changes the tension of the vocal cords. Also called voice box
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