phonation

[ foh-ney-shuhn ]
/ foʊˈneɪ ʃən /

noun Phonetics.

rapid, periodic opening and closing of the glottis through separation and apposition of the vocal cords that, accompanied by breath under lung pressure, constitutes a source of vocal sound.
(not in technical use) voice; vocalization.Compare voice (defs. 15, 16).

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Origin of phonation

First recorded in 1835–45; phon- + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM phonation

pho·na·to·ry [foh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈfoʊ nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Medical definitions for phonation

phonation
[ fō-nāshən ]

n.

The utterance of sounds through the use of the vocal cords; vocalization.

Other words from phonation

phona•to′ry (nə-tôr′ē) adj.
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