noun, plural la·ryn·ges [luh-rin-jeez] /ləˈrɪn dʒiz/, lar·ynx·es.
- a similar vocal organ in other mammals.
- a corresponding structure in certain lower animals.
Origin of larynx
Related Words for larynxesophagus, larynx, gullet, maw, passage, gorge, pharynx, trachea, windpipe, thorax, fauces, throat, voice
Examples from the Web for larynx
Contemporary Examples of larynx
So the most direct route from the brain to the larynx was now not south of that artery.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview
September 23, 2013
The bullet tore through my voice box and larynx before lodging itself in my trapezius.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre
Simran Jeet Singh
August 5, 2013
Showing diplomatic grace after the incident, she joked: “I broke my elbow, not my larynx.”Power Tripping: King Juan Carlos I & More (Photos)
The Daily Beast
August 5, 2012
Historical Examples of larynx
Yet this wonderful appliance had neither tongue nor teeth, larynx nor pharynx.Heroes of the Telegraph
The larynx, in the production of sound, may be compared to an organ-pipe.
The organ by which the singing-voice is produced is the larynx.
This is caused by ulcers on the posterior wall of the larynx.
That is, the lowering of the larynx and the raising of the soft palate.The Psychology of Singing
David C. Taylor
noun plural larynges (ləˈrɪndʒiːz) or larynxes
Word Origin for larynx
1570s, from Middle French larynx (16c.), from Modern Latin, from Greek larynx (genitive laryngos) "the upper windpipe," probably from laimos "throat," influenced by pharynx "throat, windpipe."